Am 21.11.2014 um 12:05 schrieb Reindl Harald:
Am 21.11.2014 um 11:55 schrieb Roberto Ragusa:
> On 11/21/2014 09:42 AM, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> why? because they are servers for specific tasks and *any* non-root
>> login would be followed by "su - root" anyways and for automated
>> rsync scripts backing up data only root has access you need it also
> For rsync-as-root use cases my usual approach is to create another
> account with userid=0 and login with ssh on this account.
> It is not root, but it has the same powers (because the numeric uid is
> the only
> thing it really matters).
> Just wanted to share the trick
thanks, but that would alert in lynis checks
"PermitRootLogin without-password" after setup key-authentication should
be the first action anyways - however i am neutral to any default here
since on physical machines no problem and most remote machines are setup
as virtual machine and so "local access"
not entirely neutral
"PermitRootLogin without-password" instead "PermitRootLogin no" has
same effect until "authorized_keys" got configured but avoids people
going mad why the key-auth-setup don't work :-)