[svlug] SSH and root logins?

Bill Jonas bill at billjonas.com
Thu Aug 15 13:05:18 PDT 2002

On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 12:51:30PM -0700, Webb Sprague wrote:
> Does anyone know how to set up sshd so that it will
> not accept a login as root, forcing folks (me only, I
> hope) to su?

From sshd_config(5):

	Specifies whether root can login using ssh(1).  The argument
	must be ``yes'', ``without-password'', ``forced-commands-only''
	or ``no''.  The default is ``yes''.


	If this option is set to ``no'' root is not allowed to login.

Bill Jonas    *    bill at billjonas.com    *    http://www.billjonas.com/
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