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Re: [opensuse] 11.2 - what was the reasoning behind disabling sshd by default?
  • From: Dave Cotton <dcotton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:50:19 +0100
  • Message-id: <4B06746B.7090407@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 20/11/09 11:28, Per Jessen wrote:
It does seem pretty odd - why do I have to explicitly enable ssh during
installation? In previous releases, sshd was always active. To anyone
with more than one box, sshd is a must - to anyone with only one box,
it doesn't do any harm.

Yes, got caught with this yesterday, set up what would be a headless
box, set it running removed the screen left the site, tried to connect
via ssh. This is a bit like the no root login that some distros tried a
few years ago, good idea in theory but really totally annoying,
especially when it changes something that has always been available.

DC

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