[olug] Newbie Question
jachurchill at cox.net
Tue Jan 17 05:58:47 UTC 2006
As far as transfers go, I use scp. it takes a little getting used to
but I like it.
My own question: how do you make sure remote root login is disabled?
Eric Lusk wrote:
>Just remember to use complex usernames and passwords
>for ANY protocol. Particularly if your system allows
>remote root access. Once you're online, there WILL be
>bots hitting your system like crazy.
>My hobby server gets a minimum several dozen breakin
>attempts every day; have seen several hundred before.
>I've disabled remote root access, and normally only
>log in either across my home LAN or directly at the
>Welcome to the world of Linux, and don't be afraid to
>ask questions. Everyone's gotta start somewhere...
>--- Jack <jdunn110 at cox.net> wrote:
>> Thanks for the ssh suggestion. Sorry that had
>>to be sent twice for
>>me to actually try it. That does indeed allow me to
>> Now I'm busily ready man pages to figure out how
>>to use sftp thru
>>ssh to transfer files - or is there a better way?
>> (maybe I should have taken that advanced network
>>admin course at
>>metro after all...)
>>How exactly are you trying to connect to them? Have
>>you tried ssh? If
>>you have any type of firewall turned on, I'm
>>assuming the HTTP ports
>>will be blocked by default. However, in general
>>port 22 (ssh) is open
>>for remote administration.
>>ssh -l username ip_address/
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