disabling root and olpc passwords

Chas. Owens chas.owens at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 11:41:02 EST 2008

On Feb 4, 2008 11:37 AM, subbukk <subbukk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 13 Jan 2008 4:48:08 am Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
> > The 2008-1-12 OLPC News says "... so that we can finally disable the
> > root and olpc passwords".
> >
> > The way I have my G1G1 system set up (I have no wireless) I *need*
> > to ftp in.  For that, I have set a password for olpc.  It would be
> > ok with me to set up a different user+password for ftp, but would
> > *not* be ok for password support to be "disabled".
> Mikus,
> Just what exactly do you need ftp for? There are much better alternatives for
> transfering files.
> You may want to use nc (from netcat package). It is smaller, easier and has
> none of the user/password/double-port stuff.

Or better yet, use sftp or scp.  Your olpc user gets his/her own keys
generated when you first start up.

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