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Im New to SSH - need help pls !!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by riseandshine, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. riseandshine

    riseandshine Registered

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    i've just purchased a server and i've got my cpanel license .. i've never accessed a server before through SSH .. once i log in into WHM & Cpanel im fine .. but i cant really manage to get that properly installed on my server ..

    i've go throught the steps in this article
    http://cpaneltips.net/articles/securing_ssh/securing_ssh.html

    and everything up to stage 4 is fine .. im stuck at stage 5 .. i cant figure out how to access this /etc/ssh/sshd_config .. any help would be very appreciated :(
     
  2. christi1

    christi1 Well-Known Member

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    Hi riseandshine...

    My first suggestion if you're new to SSH is to NOT disable direct root login yet.

    You can find several tutorials online that will teach you how to use SSH so you will be comfortable in using it.

    It is entirely possible to lock yourself out of your own server by disabling direct root login if you don't know how to use SSH.

    Unfortunately, I myself have done this before also.

    Disabling direct root login IS a good idea, but please take the time to learn a few important SSH commands before you attempt this.

    Just my 2 cents worth.
     
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