Re: passwordless root login
On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 08:41:12AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Please don't reply to something on-topic in private. Sending back to
> the list...
I thought it was getting a little off-topic, but OK.
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 11:37:50AM -0400, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 08:06:03AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
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> > > On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 06:30:32PM -0400, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> > > > I'd like to configure a debian box to allow root logins without a
> > > > password; what do I need to do?
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> > > Get a clue! This is *NOT* something you ever want to do!
> > So your VCR prompts you for a root password every time you switch it on,
> > does it?
> Not the same.
Why not? I'm told that there are actually VCR-like devices out there
running linux; for all I know they could be debian-based.
My particular situation is this: I'm using Debian for a UML box, running
on the host as a regular user, and not allowing any remote logins (sshd,
telnetd, etc. are not installed). If you describe a real security hole
here, I'd be grateful for the help.