Root password and ssh?

Bradley Hook bhook at
Wed May 14 20:46:04 CEST 2008

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I'd have to ask why your music files and images are owned and readable
only by root. Doesn't make much sense. You don't run your media player
as root, do you? Config files should be chmod 640 to root, and certain
executables as well, but content and such should be in the arena of
normal users. And you WANT to inconvenience your users if they are
trying to do something as insecure as logging in over ssh as root. I do
hope that OM isn't set up to run everything as root by default...

Mo Abrahams wrote:
| Except for if music files, images etc. on the phone are owned by root,
| in which case we wouldn't be able to access them via ssh.
| On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 09:54 -0500, Stephen Shelton wrote:
|> Why not disable login as root? Seems pretty simple, and IMO a good
practice in
|> general. I assume logging in as foo user works as normal...?
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