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Subject:   SSH Problem with Instructions
Date:   2003-05-12 12:13:49
From:   anonymous2
Response to: SSH Problem with Instructions

FROM HOME WHILE LOGGED IN AS MYSELF 'craig', I GENERATE SOME KEY PAIR:


ssh-keygen -t dsa


THEN I BECOME ROOT AND COPY MY KEYS TO MY ROOT ACCOUNT ALSO


su -
cd /var/root/.ssh
cp ~craig/.ssh/id* .


THEN I TRY MY PORT FORWARDING TO WORK MAIL SERVER, I CHANGED THE HOST NAME


sudo ssh -2 -L 25:localhost:25 craig@work.example.com


THE RESULT:
surprisingly it no longer requires me to enter my root password for PORT FORWARDING on a PRIVILEDGED PORT.


is this a security violoation.
it always asked me for my root password prior to even trying to do port forwarding.


-craig