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Re: [Full-disclosure] [Full-Disclosure] (Psexec on *NIX)
Date: Fri Feb 02 2007 - 10:22:39 CST
On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 04:51:36PM +0100, Tyop? wrote:
> On 2/2/07, Raj Mathur <rajulinux-delhi.org> wrote:
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> > On Friday 02 February 2007 12:08, Valdis.Kletnieksvt.edu wrote:
> > > On Fri, 02 Feb 2007 13:25:11 +0800, Eduardo Tongson said:
> > > > On 2/2/07, Xavier Beaudouin <kiwioav.net> wrote:
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> > > > > Allowing direct root login even with SSH is IMHO stupid...
> > > > Please elaborate why is it IYHO stupid.
> > > In environments where more than 1 person has root access, allowing
> > > direct login to root means you can't keep an audit trail of which
> > > person logged in.
> > >
> > > And if your environment only one person has root access, that's
> > > just looking for a DoS if the one person is hit by a bus.....
> > I believe we have had this discussion before, but I'll iterate my
> > beliefs in favour of allowing direct root access again:
> > - - Password management is a bitch. I don't remember passwords for
> > about half the accounts I have. Using a key-based root login, I
> > don't need to remember those passwords either. If you take the sudo
> > route, every user has to remember each password for each account,
> > unless you take the deprecated route of reusing passwords (or
> > *horrors* allow sudo without password).
> key-based login without passphrase is like eating cheese without
> bred. useless (IMHO).
> > - - With a little bit of configuration, it's easy to figure out which
> > key was used to login to an account; the audit trail can be managed
> > that way.
> > - - Managing which users have access to which root accounts is trivial
> > this way: just add or delete their keys from .ssh/authorized_keys.
> Totally agree.
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