Re: File transfer using ssh
On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 06:13:04PM +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> Philipp Schulte <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > You should never be too lazy to log in as a user and su to root.
> su to root: 8 character password.
> ssh directly as root: 1024 bit RSA key.
> Which one is easiest to crack?
I login as a user by RSA-authentification and then su to root.
> I don't allow telnet logins as root, but I'm quite happy to allow RSA
> authenticated root logins with SSH.
Great, and if somebody compromises the machine where the private key
for root is stored...