Using putty to remote into an esx server

Posted on 2009-04-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am trying to use PuTTY to log into an esx server.  When I log in to root on the esx consol with my password, it works just fine.  But when I am at a remote location it keeps giving me an error that the password is wrong.  Is there a default password, or a setting that I need to change to be able to log in?
Question by:irneddy
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fosiul01 earned 2000 total points
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in sshd-confing file, do u have this line enable, permit root login =yes

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I know this sounds basic, but what is the code to change the sshd config?
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haahah LOL
if you didnot tested the solution why did you accepted the answer!!!


cd /etc/ssh
vi sshd_config

look for permit root  login = yes
if you want to Edit this file
then  press I
afer edit complete

then  press ESc


it will save the file ( if you edited anything)

if you dont edit the file then


if you change anything then restart the service

service sshd restart

anyway : what Os do you have ??

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