Re: Rename root to avoid hacking?
From: Rick Moen (rick_at_linuxmafia.com)
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 21:43:20 -0400
Unruh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Rick Moen <email@example.com> writes:
>>>>> This might work because the root password is typically very weak (we
>>>>> all do it on purpose, so as to allow easy logons and quick su/sudo.)
>>>>> (i.e. it is not 25 upper and lower case letters, characters and
> WHAT??? On NO system where the sysadmin has the least particle of security
> sense would this be true. You do NOT use a weak root password. You use a
> strong one. That in itself discourages you from becoming root, which you
> should only reserve for special occasions anyway. If you really want to use
> ssh with rsa/dsa authentication from the user to root.
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