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Old 12-09-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
amirsd
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enable SSH without console access


I am unable to ssh to one of the Linux box. Need to un-comment the line "#PermitRootLogon = yes" in the file "/etc/ssh/sshd_config" and then restart the ssh. The issue is that I do not have access to the console but I do have root access to the machine.

Is there any other way I can access this file other then ssh since its disable and un-comment the line above. Any tips would be nice.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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ftp would be a way to get the file, modify it and put it back, but that wouldn't restart the service.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 10:48 AM   #3
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also,

if you have root access it is possible to go to the directory through nautilus konqueror or whatever you have, and then edit the file with emacs, vi...

then restar the service through the gui.

which linux distribution are you using?

...and, cannot you run any terminal from the root gui?
 
Old 12-09-2009, 06:12 PM   #4
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When you say you have root access, how do you login to the box; telnet, local keybd?

Permitting root access for ssh is a huge security hole and against best practice. Please do not do that.
Setup a non-root user and then him him access via su or sudo.

Last edited by chrism01; 12-09-2009 at 06:14 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2009, 01:33 AM   #5
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IF you have SSH access to the box. Once there you can su - root then modify the file.
 
  


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