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(fwd) disabling remote console

>>      I should not have been, but I was surprised when I could remotely log
>> in as root.  I would like to disable this so remote users would have to
>> log on under their account and then su to do anything as root.  In Solaris
>> we put a line CONSOLE=/dev/console in the file /etc/default/login.  I
>> could not find a similar place on my Linux host.  Is there one?

I think you should have a look at /etc/securetty (list "devices" onto which
you can log as root - usually should only contain /dev/tty13 ;) ).
Regarding su, /etc/ttys limits the ports one can use to "su".

Hope this helps,

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