Security of using sudo rather than su?

Adam Funk a24061 at
Sun Sep 17 13:28:14 UTC 2006

On 2006-09-17, Alexander Skwar <listen at> wrote:

>>> > Because normally, root *can* login over ssh and 'root' is a very
>>> > well-known username.
> Actually, that's wrong. root normally *cannot* do this.

It depends on what "normally" means!  The default sshd_config on
Ubuntu (and on Debian AFAIK) *does* allow remote root logins, although
I think most people who install sshd knowledgeably change that

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