Re: ssh and root
Vineet Kumar <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * Robert Epprecht (email@example.com) [011208 02:31]:
>> I need ssh to access some cvs servers. As the files are stored locally
>> below /usr/local/ and ordinary users have no write access there I called
>> ssh-keygen as root.
> Rather than root, add your user account to group staff. This gives
> you access to /usr/local.
I'll do that, thank you for good advice (including your warnings).
> So, when doing this, only do it to accounts you trust very well and that
> are very well-guarded. It's best to only give group staff to (the person(s)
> who is/are root)'s user account(s).
This is a 'multi user single person' machine ;-)
> It is one step better than using root directly, though (IMO).
> good times,
Same to you! Robert