[olug] Newbie Question

Phil Brammer olug at wjjeep.com
Tue Jan 17 06:25:03 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 10:01:58PM -0800, Eric Lusk wrote:
> Well, since I'm running Mandriva, which has a utility
> to disable root remote login, I don't remember what
> you have to do anymore...
> But if I remember correctly it's an option in any
> version of Linux.
> --- Jake Churchill <jachurchill at cox.net> wrote:
> > [SNIP]
> > 
> > My own question:  how do you make sure remote root
> > login is disabled?

I edit my /etc/ssh/ssh_config by placing a line in there:
AllowUsers username

This will restrict ssh login to only the specified user/groups.  Read more online regarding the AllowUsers directive.

I also run ssh on a non-standard port as far as external access goes.  I use my iptables firewall to redirect traffic appropriately.


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