Re: Rename root to avoid hacking?

From: Rick Moen (rick_at_linuxmafia.com)
Date: 09/23/05

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    Unruh <unruh-spam@physics.ubc.ca> wrote:
    > Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.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
    >>>>> numbers)
    >
    > 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.

    Please be careful about your attributions. I did not write the
    above-cited text.


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