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Date:      Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:59:32 -0500
From:      Glen Barber <>
To:        "Aryeh M. Friedman" <>
Subject:   Re: ssh to root
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Aryeh M. Friedman wrote: 
> I need to set up a machine so that I can type "ssh [host]" as root from 
> some other host and I get a prompt with super user privs... I already 
> have set this up for user@host for root and ssh host for normal users... 
> but root still asks for a password after I set the authorized_keys file 
> in ~root/.ssh.. I have looked at ssh_config(5) but can't tell what 
> option (if any) does this

PermitRootLogin is set to 'no' by default in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.  It
isn't advisable disabling this extra layer of security.


Glen Barber

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