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Date:      Tue, 24 Jul 2007 21:33:26 +1000
From:      Norberto Meijome <freebsd@meijome.net>
To:        perryh@pluto.rain.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: connecting user root with ssh
Message-ID:  <20070724213326.5e8aa27d@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <465d3e9e.uyoP2YaUttmVs6ON%perryh@pluto.rain.com>
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On Wed, 30 May 2007 02:06:38 -0700
perryh@pluto.rain.com wrote:

> * If "root" cannot log in remotely, a cracker has to guess three

guess or brute force - so  quite long random passwords (or ssh keys) are
extremely recommendable.

>   things to obtain root access, instead of just one:
> 
>   + A valid username which is in the "wheel" group;
>   + That user's password;
>   + The root password.

that is assuming, of course, that the user your just logged in with belongs to
wheel.

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