Re: root via ssh / why su - ?
On Sun, May 27, 2001 at 12:39:54PM +0200, Timo Blazko Boewing wrote:
> A silly theoretical question: in a ssh thread above, one got the answer *not*
> to enable root user access to a station, it would be better to use a limited
> user account and then gain access via su or that.
> What is the difference between that. Don't I have full admin rights with su?
> Or if I have, what is the difference? Is it cos a direct root login allows to
> exploit the sys due to some scripts that get autom. exec'd?
> I just want to know....cos thus I know why I do things that way :-)
I think you have it. You don't want untrusted people to login in as root.
To limit sshd to non root accounts makes someone have to work harder to
gain root access.
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