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Not blocking ssh for root, but for all others

Not blocking ssh for root, but for all others

Posted Oct 25, 2009 20:01 UTC (Sun) by kruemelmo (guest, #8279)
Parent article: Distributed brute force ssh attacks

For remote maintenance, we use to block ssh for all normal users, only root is allowed. Root has an extra strong password. I cannot think of a broute-force attack which is able to break in. Maintenance is simple and the users' self-choosen password's strength does not affect external ssh.


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Not blocking ssh for root, but for all others

Posted Oct 26, 2009 15:54 UTC (Mon) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954) [Link]

I block root, but have another username that maps to uid 0. It works fine and I don't even need an inconvenient password.


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