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I am unable to login as root to a linux machine through SSH. Login through console is working fine. SSH is not working only for root user. It is working fine for other users. I have checked the sshd_config file and it says:
I'd be grateful if somebody can give an idea about what is going wrong.
Correction: I don't want to be a 'nosepicker' but it's
ssh -v root@host
It's just that if our friend (the OP) is just starting to learn Linux, he might get confused (no offence to all of you)
How are you Eric? Long time no see
Doing fine, working hard
Not 'nosepicking' either but from the ssh man page:
-v Verbose mode. Causes ssh to print debugging messages about its progress. This is helpful in debugging connection, authentication, and configuration problems. Multiple -v options increase
the verbosity. The maximum is 3.
so -vv is a valid option and will show much more information, which is needed considering that OP pointed out that PermitRootLogin yes is present in sshd_config.
Are you sure about the password you typed in? Probably dumb remark but when you connect to a remote server as root you need to type the password of the root account on that remote server. If you don't have any protocol errors and ssh keeps asking for your password then most likely you're typing the wrong password (or just mistyping it).