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remote admin: su vs login as root
  • From: Matt Hubbard <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2002 21:13:30 GMT
  • Message-id: <20020109.21133000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
List,

If I su to root after logging in via ssh then I am still transmitting my
root password (although it is encrypted). From a security standpoint,
what's the difference in exposure?

Matt Hubbard

PS - Thanks for the great feedback!

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