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Re: File transfer using ssh

On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 06:13:04PM +1000, Sam Couter wrote: 

> Philipp Schulte <pschulte@uni-duisburg.de> 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...

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