[Bash Scripting] TTY1 and pts/1, a little confused.

altendew andrew
Thu Mar 1 12:55:10 PST 2007

Ok well since I dont have physical access to the server I dont have to worry
about that file securetty correct?

Bill Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 01, 2007, altendew wrote:
>>Hey I have been reading a security book for linux and getting quite
>>in the tty section.
>>I access my server with a SSH client (Putty). When I login I type in the
>>root at alpha [/etc]# tty
> You're seeing pseudo ttys created by network connections such as ssh,
> telnet, etc.  These aren't the same as the physical ttys, /dev/tty* which
> relate directly to hardware devices including the console.
> Services such as ssh are generally secured using their own configuration
> files and/or tcp_wrappers via the /etc/hosts.allow file (and
> /etc/hosts.deny if you like, but I find it much easier to have everything
> in one file).
> ...
> Bill
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