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To all who believe in the sudo myth
Authored by: corienti on Sep 30, '09 02:46:07PM

I let a select set of people - that is, the unix team - ssh in as root.

Noone else can, naturally.

In internet-facing interfaces, I also use source IP filtering, and root can only login using ssh key, not via password.
And I also have the firewall configured to block IPs retrying connections too rapidly.

SSHing as root is quite as safe as anything else as long as you restrict it to the right people and put the appropriate security measures around it.



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