[NBLUG/talk] Root and SSH questions..

Steve Johnson srj at adnd.com
Thu Sep 18 11:31:00 PDT 2003

E Frank Ball wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 06:19:54PM -0700, Steve Johnson wrote:
> } Can you disable passwords on a per user basis?  I have a few users that 
> } use my box as a shell server (People I trust) but last time I tried to 
> } make it ssh keys only they couldnt figure out how to get in haha.
> If the user only logs in remotely, then you can replace his password in
> the /etc/passwd file with !!.
> I don't know how to configure ssh to do it.

Eric posted how to do it via SSH, the !! way would break su, which I use 
to become root to do maint on the box at times.


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