Reply to post: Re: the system packages for most distros are totally open by default.

Linux malware? That'll never happen. Ok, just this once then

bombastic bob Silver badge
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Re: the system packages for most distros are totally open by default.

"t's the reason why some distros are so keen on using sudo rather than encouraging a root login"

a fair compromise, if the 'sudoer' user's password isn't super-short/easily-guessed

And disallowing ALL root logins for sshd (or any OTHER remote access) should be THE DEFAULT, but isn't always. [it's easy, just one line in sshd_config]

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