>>Well that's not what I was looking for, I didn't want to enable/disable
>>rlogin in common but I wanted to explicitly -allow- remote login
>>with user root for a certain list of hosts (on a local network) to my
>>linux box, to every other host remote login should still be allowed but
>>only for normal users, not for root (which is the common policy).
> I think you can do this with ssh; check the sshd man page. You make a
> ..shosts (or .rhosts) file for root, then set a config variable on sshd
> to prevent root logins from hosts not listed.
I know it's possible to log in as root via ssh (and I don't have any
objections against loggin in from anywhere as root using ssh, it's
safe enough for my purposes) but I can't seem to get sshd to work
properly on my local box. I can log in to a comp at college using
my ssh at home but for some reason it won't work the other way round
or from my first local comp to the other.
When I try to log in, sshd complains about "bad modes for /root".
Neither the debug-option for ssh nor for sshd gives me any further
hints about the error.
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