From: Smelly Pooh (plop at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Tue 25 May 1999 - 00:17:33 IST
In reply to Robert Sweetnam's flatulent wordings,
> Hi All,
> Just a quick query,
> How do I enable remote root logins through telnet etc,
> I know SuSE gives you an option in YaST but at the moment
> Im using FreeBSD (not Linux I know, sorry).
Like everybody else is suggesting, I'd also recommend you use ssh, in fact,
sshd has an option that lets you choose whether to allow direct root logins or
not, if you still want to do it the telnet way there are 2 files you might be
interested in. /etc/ttys lists all the various terminals that can be used in
FreeBSD, if you add the word secure at the end of a tty line then root can
login directly on that tty. The other file is /etc/login.access which lets
you specify where certain people can or cannot login from.
Speaking of FreeBSD, anybody else notice the Slashdot.org article on WC
Archive (FreeBSD machine) serving 1.39 Terrabytes in 24 hours?
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