[H-GEN] passwords

Tue Jul 18 02:11:24 EDT 2000


>    I'm looking at rolling out 10+ linux boxen, each to a different site.
>    each box will be acting as a firewall/proxy/mail server 
>    I'd rather not set the passwords for the root and user account (there will
>    only be one) to the same thing on every box.

>    has anyone covered this ground before?
>    how do other sysadmin's handle passwords on large groups of *nix boxen 
>    should we be looking at some sort of token based authentication instead?

I would suggest that you investigate ssh for the remote access,
disallow all logins as root and use sudo.  This is a very quick
answer and a more complete answer needs more details ;)

Yours sincerely,

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