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

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 09:31:24 -0700 (PDT)

: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.

    I would never recommend that anyone ever set PermitRootLogin to yes.
    Set it to 'without-password' instead and set up your SSH keys on the
    target box.

    In fact, it is my thinking that we should adjust the default
    sshd_config to set the PermitRootLogin field to 'without-password'
    by default, since it won't do anything unless the SSH keys are
    also installed in root's authorized_keys file.

    The root account has no password by default.  Passworded logins to
    root should never be enabled, ever.

					Matthew Dillon 

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