Re: ssh authentication
Colin Watson wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >logged as a normal user I would like to open up X-apps requiring root
> As root in root's home directory, make .Xauthority a symbolic link to
> your normal user's .Xauthority file (or set the XAUTHORITY environment
> variable to the location of that file). Then you can just run X programs
> while inside 'su'.
This works nicely - thank you very much!
> >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.
> Key length isn't the same as passphrase length. The recommended
> passphrase length in that manpage is at least 10-30 characters.
Nevertheless I tried to use ssh on the local mashine called MINI while
logged in as user "rland" and using one of the xterm's:
ssh -l root MINI
- the system then prompts me for the password and I keyed the root
password. Reaction - "permission denied"
There must be something I had missed.
> >How many bits are need for one char on a Intel mashine
> 8 on virtually every machine these days (anything with a C compiler has
> 8-bit chars, to start with), though that isn't important to your
Doesn't this rely on the OS and the processor. Would one char be coded
by 8bits on the coming Intel 64bit processor and 64bit linux?