DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-08
Re: Not sure how to do this tricky install...
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.