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Re: Not sure how to do this tricky install...

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 12:10:07 +0800

Chris Csanady wrote:

This is only somewhat related, but would it be possible to have
the getty on ttyd0 enabled by default, at least for the install cd?

I haven't tried to log into the installer account over the network,
but this does sound like the best option if you have a dhcp
server in place.  If you do this though, don't forget to configure
PermitRootLogin to yes in /etc/sshd_config before you reboot,
otherwise you will be locked out of the machine before you can
finish configuring it.


*Much* safer to deny direct root login (from anywhere) and install a wheel user that can su.

That could be a default account (installer), but a locally-seelcted name is much more secure than anything well-known.

The old *BSD 'amnesiac' root default is devastatingly insecure with the present level of massive automated root attempts sloshing about the 'net.


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