10-19-1999 12:58 AM
the thing to disable remote root access. I already installed a self referencing
.rhosts in root's home (which is not / BTW) and /etc/hosts.equiv (with the - in
front of the hostname to show no root rlogin) - which worked on 9. Already
pored over docs and a variety of UN*X books - none of their mthods work
10-19-1999 01:55 AM
more information. Basically,
root is allowed to log in only from the ttys listed in the file.
10-19-1999 10:48 PM
Susan is correct. The /etc/securetty file is the way
to control where root can log in from. If you wish to disable root directly
logging in from anywhere but the console, just put an entry for "console" in
the /etc/securetty file. You'll want to set the file to owner root and group
bin and set it to 600 for permissions.