Rick Lim ricklim at
Tue Nov 2 05:00:13 UTC 2004

I already use a ssh tunnel for VNC, which over a modem is still slow,
NoMachine is advertised as being a lot quicker, so I was going to try it to
compare, and if it was faster then I would use it instead.

-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces at [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at]
On Behalf Of Scot L. Harris
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 7:33 PM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: NoMachine

On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 22:15, John Mellor wrote:
> sshd has a "PermitRootLogin" flag in /etc/ssh/sshd_config to do just
> this.  By default, it is set to "no".  Change it to "yes" and send a
> SIGHUP to sshd to get it to re-read its config file and you should be
> all set.
> p.s. Make sure you've got a really good root password, seeing as there
> are a lot of co-opted machines out there doing stupid ssh root/password
> and root/none attack attempts...

It would be better to ssh to the system using a regular user account the
use su - to change to root.  If you need to run a gui application setup
X11 forwarding.  You will get the gui sent to your terminal.  Most root
admin work can be done using command line.  Using X11 forwarding for the
few GUI tools you might like to use is the next best thing.  Permitting
remote root logins is asking for problems you don't want or need.

If you use VNC as suggested in another message make sure you tunnel it
through ssh so it is encrypted.  Without doing that everything goes in
the clear.  Besides you can enable compression with ssh and that
sometimes improves VNC performance.

> On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 21:59, Rick Lim wrote:
> > >From what I can see the virtual machine NX aka No Machine uses ssh.
> > I need to login as root to do maintenance remotely using the GUI, No
> > will not allow me to login as root.
> > 
> > Is there a work around for this keeping in mind that I need to login as
> > and use a GUI interface.
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
Scot L. Harris
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