Security of using sudo rather than su?

Adam Funk a24061 at
Thu Sep 14 11:58:52 UTC 2006

On 2006-09-14, Dennis Kaarsemaker <dennis at> wrote:

>> Default config on most distribution for sshd deactivate root login.
> We're talking about Ubuntu here.

I just checked my /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

#PermitRootLogin yes
PermitRootLogin no

which raises the question, why in the world does the default config
that allow root logins?  (I know you're not supposed to use the root
account, but doesn't that just mean that the password is random?)

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