[olug] Help w/ my server

Lou Duchez lou at paprikash.com
Mon Jul 23 21:57:27 UTC 2012

On 7/23/2012 5:54 PM, Kevin wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM, Lou Duchez <lou at paprikash.com> wrote:
>> By all means, disable root SSH logins too.  The one exception might be if
>> you are SSH-ing in from a trusted IP
> You don't even need to make an exception then. Ssh in as a normal
> user, then su or sudo to root if need be.

That works except for two circumstances (that I am aware of, there could 
be more) where sudo-ing up is not possible: automated processes and SFTP.

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