Jesse Keating wrote:
On Saturday 28 April 2007 06:43:07 Steve Berry wrote:if security was an issue. having direct access to the cdrom wouldn't matter. I can tear the box apart with a chainsaw for that matter. so security IS not a concern root access is flat out available to any computer on my network with a simple reboot of the computer from a button push and a livecd drop in. Please . turn ssh on by defualt. the livecd users of the world will benefit from it. OR .. at least turn it on once it goes HD install. this way at least we can shell into the box and do some configuration without hauling cables around to eyeball what's going on..YOU have physical access to the box. Fred down the road who has network access to the same space that your Live box is on does _not_ have physical access, yet with ssh on could have root level access to your running environment.
For matters of taste, *I* would prefer SSH enabled by default, the overall public may perfer it. I really don't know. but if no one KNEW, and it was implied
ssh was enabled by defualt. it would make more sense to enable it on defualt.
But since it's not, I suppose disabling it due to root not having a password (for ease of use) is a pretty good idea..
I had to think about it a bit, but I tend to agree.
In lieu of ssh disabled, it's not impossible to spin off a personal livecd with root passworded (custom) and ssh enabled.