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Old 10-15-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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problem with sshd in Ubuntu Server 8.04


Hello all,
Here at work we have an old installation of Ubuntu Server 8.04 on a hardware that's our main database server. From time to time I log in on it via ssh and haven't been able to do so as of last week.

Whenever I try to start the ssh deamon when logged as root, I get the following error:
Code:
/etc/ssh/sshd_config line 26: Bad yes/without-password/forced-commands-only/no argument n
Line 26 of /etc/ssh/sshd_config is:
PermitRootLogin n

I'm at a loss here. Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 10-15-2012, 08:13 AM   #2
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The error is self-explanatory:
Quote:
PermitRootLogin n
It should be
Code:
PermitRootLogin no
 
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #3
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Thanks, bathory!
I'm dumbstruck as to have missed that!
 
  


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