[NBLUG/talk] Root and SSH questions..

E Frank Ball frankb at efball.com
Wed Sep 17 16:15:10 PDT 2003

On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 03:44:55PM -0700, Steve Johnson wrote:
} I run a colocated server at sonic.net, and in the past I use to tar up 
} everything and then just scp it over to my box at home as a backup, this 
} worked fine.  But now I want to use rsync and just mirror everything on 
} my spare hard drive at home..  But it seems to do this effectivly I need 
} to login into my colo as root via rsync and ssh.
} I always leave root login not allowed on my sshd_config.. So I'm 
} wondering how bad would it be to allow root into ssh?  Am I asking for 
} problems with this?

I'd go ahead and allow root login via ssh, but turn off passwords:

# To disable tunneled clear text passwords, change to no here!
PasswordAuthentication no

And only allow ssh key pairs for logging in.


   E Frank Ball                frankb at efball.com

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