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Re: [suse-security] SuSE security reputation, etc..
  • From: David T-G <davidtg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 15:03:08 -0400
  • Message-id: <20000802150308.A26474@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Rainer --

...and then rhoerbe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx said...
% >% - by default, no shell user should be allowed to log in to
% ftp/telnet/pop
% >% using the same password or at all
% >
% >Here's what throws me. I understand you to say that the default should
% >be for a console-only system. Is that what you meant?? I also don't
% >know what you mean by "same password"...
% A very common setup for a system with remote maintenance is to use SSH for


% shell access. However, this is insecure, if you keep using ftp and pop for
% the same account with the same password. My setup is, to use separate

Ahhh... I gotcha.

% accounts for different services. Quite inconvenient, unless you configure

Not a bad way to go. I just use sftp or scp and IMAP-SSL if I do any
remote mail work at all :-)

% different password-dbs for ftp/pop/samba. Again, this is considerably more
% effort, and I doubt that many admins do this.

Yeah. That would be some work, and I'd hate to have to keep changing my
sent-through-clear passwords every other day!

% Obviously, local access should not be limited.

... or even remote access to the box (through a secure channel, of
course), which is how I read your message the first time :-)

% Rainer
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