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Change root user name? possible?
- Subject: Change root user name? possible?
- From: radek at raadradd.com (Radek Kozlowski)
- Date: Wed Aug 25 16:02:55 2004
On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 06:50:46PM -0400, Ara Avvali wrote:
> Sorry if this might sound crazy, but is there anyway to rename root account
> to something else for extra security?
> Thank you
I don't think it would increase your security, because any person that
has access to your machine could perform `pw usershow -u 0` and get the
name of superuser's account. You'd be much better off setting
PermitRootLogin to No in sshd_config and using only su everytime you
need root privileges.
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