Re: root login? how about SSH

Dwayne Lovelady (
Mon, 8 Mar 1999 14:34:22 -0800 (PST)

I will admit my knowledge of SSH is very limited. The extent of
installing it for me is limited to the wonderful RPM that it comes in.

Anybody know of any documentation on installing and configuring, if
there is any. The next thought, once it is setup on server, how do you
set it up for client to use it?

> the explanation given omits the important reason: telnet is INSECURE.
> you MUST NEVER telnet (or ftp or rlogin) as root, unless you have
> reason to believe your net is really, really free of sniffers. the
> of course, is that the password is transmitted in the clear, and
> trivial to sniff. most competent admins use ssh these days. there
> a few other secure login systems, but most are more obscure or
> to admin (ie, kerberos).

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