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Re: Telnet Access as root

"vinz" <vince@webonline.co.za> writes:

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> Why can I not access my linux server as the root?

It's easier to tell who did what, and is slightly more secure (in a
security-through-obscurity sort of way), if you always log into your
machine as a normal user and use 'su' to become root.  I notice the
word 'telnet' in your subject line, though; you really shouldn't send
passwords, especially your machine's root password, across the network
in cleartext, as telnet does.  Use ssh instead.

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting.  Politicking should be illegal."
	-- Abra Mitchell

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