Question on x windows security

Bill Tangren bjt at
Tue Feb 20 15:17:51 EST 2007

Bliss, Aaron wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have just a quick question on x windows security; I know that
> /etc/securetty is used to control essential what terminals/devices
> including the console that root is allowed to login; I was guessing that
> disabling vc7 would prevent the root user from being allowed to login
> via the display manager, but that wasn't the there an easy way
> to prevent root from logging into the console of a machine when the
> machine is running at runlevel 5?  Thanks.
> Aaron

Removing all entries in securetty will prevent root from logging in, but it 
*think* will prevent sshing to root as well.

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