[Server-devel] XS testing

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Thu Oct 9 12:29:06 EDT 2008

At the moment, I am enabling password authentication for SSH. However, 
root login via SSH will not be possible. So this test would require the 
installer to log in as admin, for example. He would then su to root with 
the root password set by the install script, as needed.

As far as I know, we don't have a clear plan on how to implement key 
pairs. For example, the installer is likely to use the nearest available 
XO to administer the system. I suppose we could use the usb drive to set 
up .ssh on that XO. However, we wouldn't want the student with that XO 
to be the server administrator later on. If we shut down password 
authentication after the install, there is still the question of how a 
technician would access the server at the school in case of a subsequent 


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