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Re: OT: disabling login

* Ron Johnson (ron.l.johnson@cox.net) spake thusly:
> Wel....  I assumed (yes, laugh at me, call me an MSCE) that the
> key pairs _and_ PAM was used during ssh login.

Yes, but PAM != passwd. SSH is usually configured for key-based
authentication only.

> What it sounds like you are saying is that there are (can be)
> different passwords for logging in from ssh vs. telnet/console/etc.
> That sounds bizarre.

No. Ssh has those things called "keys" instead.

One distinguishing characteristic of BOFHen is attention deficit disorder.  
Put me in front of something boring and I can find a near-infinite number 
of really creative ways to bugger off.                                   -- ADB

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