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Old 03-26-2005, 10:19 AM   #1
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How do I disallow ssh login by root?

Hi all,

I have a Redhat 9 server, and I'm currently able to ssh to it using root credentials.

I edited sshd.conf and changed the following:

# Authentication:

#LoginGraceTime 120
PermitRootLogin no
#StrictModes yes

And restarted the service, but I'm still able to ssh in as root. Is there something else I need to do?


Last edited by Seventh; 03-26-2005 at 10:23 AM.
Old 03-26-2005, 10:30 AM   #2
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Got it. Had to change the "Protocol 2,1" line to "Protocol 2" only.


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