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ssh authentication

logged as a normal user I would like to open up X-apps requiring root

I was told on this list to use ssh by "ssh root@localhost" and
creating ~/.ssh/config with the contents:

Host localhost
User root
Compression no

I did so and ssh asked for a password. The usual root password was not
accepted and by reading the ssh manpage I came across "ssh-keygen".

Launching ssh-keygen resulted in creating a file for the RSA key and a
prompt for a passphrase. The relating manpage reports a required
passphrase of at least 512bits. How many bits are need for one char on
a Intel mashine and isn't there a easier way to open X-apps as root -
just by using the 'normal' root pasword?


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