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From: Dietmar Kuehl (dietmar_kuehl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-07-17 12:47:50


> I just did a test. Trying ssh with an invalid username gives exactly
> the
> same error message as a correct username but wrong password. Not very
> helpful.

... which is, of course, intentional: The goal is to give a minimum of
information to people trying to hack a system. Knowing which names are
valid is more information than necessary. The knowledge that log in
failed is sufficient.


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