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SubjectRe: Giving a user root access
On Fri, 14 Aug 1998, Anthony Barbachan wrote:

> would
> >> need to encrypt communications over the loopback interface, would you? ;)
> >
> >No but rlogin availability without a firewall leaves the host
> >open to the numerous flaws rlogin.
> >
> >Lets put it this way. If you had a machine up 24/7 on the net
> >(and perhaps you do), would you run rshd/rlogind for your users
> >for any reason?
> >
> >Not me.
> >
> I do not on unsecured internet machines either. However, security could be
> improve using the builtin linux kernel firewalling code. Make the machine
> its own firewall.

I agree. And don't use insecure protocols like rsh. Use a
firewall, and ssh. Old protocols should be deprecated.

Mike A. Harris - Computer Consultant - Linux advocate

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