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Old 09-20-2004, 01:14 PM   #1
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Can I SSH to SuSE 9.1 Live-Eval disc??

I was trying to show someone how SuSE 9.1 looks, I booted up the 9.1 Live-Eval CD just fine... Then I wanted to show him how SSH through a Windows XP via Putty works... But when I try to connect it prompts for a user name, and i key root and then no password I try will work... I tried no password because that's what the live-eval CD defaults with... and no luck... so I went over to the SUSE box and changed the root password to an actual password... and still no luck... It wouldn't surprise me if you CAN'T ssh into the live-eval... but then why does the SSH daemon load??

I don't know much about putty... but it's onnecting to the correct IP address: and using Port 22 with SSH... that's the only thing I've done... is there anything else that would need to be selected??

Thanks in advance..
Old 09-20-2004, 01:39 PM   #2
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try creating a regular (non-root) account, and then ssh to that...

you can then "su" to become root...

root logins via ssh are probably disabled for security by default on that distro (i'm not sure, i've never used that distro)...

you can check the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to see if "PermitRootLogin" is set to "no", which you can change to "yes" if you want, although it's best not to (it's best to "su")...

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Old 09-21-2004, 09:58 AM   #3
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ahhh... great.. that makes sense..

thanks for the info


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