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Re: [suse-security] su to root
  • From: semat <semat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:53:09 +0300 (EAT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0103221350430.22585-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> There is only one person who knows the root password, me. I have to
> log in remotely, most of the time with sshd, but in emergencies, with
> telnet and then su to root.
My guess is that by the time sshd is dead telnet is also probably dead.
There was a recent post to bugtraq about some vulnerabilities in ssh and
besides I don't think you would want to telnet as root. Why not simply ssh
as yourself and then su or use sudo to become root?

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