[Bug 44] openssh-3.1p1

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Mon Mar 11 13:46:11 PST 2002


------- Additional Comments From markh at linuxfromscratch.org  2002-03-11 13:46 -------
hmm. i've just glanced at the openssh hint and it says the following:


Note that I install the
ssh binary -not- suid root. Root priviledges are needed by the client only
when using rhosts for authentication, which requires ssh to bind to a
priviledged port. Since rhosts is an old, deprecated authentication method,
insecure by design, I'm not using it, and neither should you.

Opinions, Larry?
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