Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 869848
sshd.service enabled and ssh port open after install of F18 Beta TC6
Last modified: 2012-10-25 05:27:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Installed from the F18 Beta TC6 DVD, with the result that:
1. sshd.service is enabled by default
2. the ssh port is open by default
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora from a F18 Beta TC6 media
The system allows remote login via ssh.
The system should not allow remote login unless it was explicitly enabled.
This is enabled by design. Otherwise remote installs without kickstart would not be possible.
Is this new in f18? Which install method do you mean by 'remote installs without kickstart'?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Is this new in f18?
I believe, it's enabled since Red Hat Linux times.
> Which install method do you mean by 'remote installs without kickstart'?
e.g. vnc install http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/17/html/Installation_Guide/vncwhitepaperadded.html
Thanks for the info. I just checked a fresh install of F17 and sshd.service is NOT enabled. How come?
Also the docs state:
'If you want the daemon to start automatically at the boot time, type:
systemctl enable sshd.service' 
If your F17 is installed from Live CD media, then sshd service is not enabled by default deliberately. LiveCD has root account with empty password and live cd install's just extract image to disk.
(In reply to comment #6)
> If your F17 is installed from Live CD media, then sshd service is not
> enabled by default deliberately. LiveCD has root account with empty password
> and live cd install's just extract image to disk.
Yes, it was installed from a live, thanks for the clarification!