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Linux/UNIX: Configure OpenSSH To Listen On an IPv6 Address

How do I enable OpenSSH SSH server to listen on an IPv6 address under Linux or UNIX operating systems?
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OpenBSD Restart / Reload OpenSSH Without Rebooting

There is no rc.d script provided under OpenBSD for sshd service. How do I restart OpenSSH sshd server without rebooting OpenBSD 4.x server?
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Linux: Openssh (ssh server) deny root user access

Q. How do I block access to root user over ssh session?

A.. sshd (OpenSSH Daemon) is the daemon program for ssh. Server side ssh configuration is defined in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file.

You need to use DenyUsers option to block access to root user.

This option can be followed by a list of user name patterns, separated by spaces. Login is disallowed for user names that match one of the patterns. Only user names are valid; a numerical user ID is not recognized. By default, login is allowed for all users. If the pattern takes the form USER@HOST then USER and HOST are separately checked, restricting logins to particular users from particular hosts.

Open /etc/ssh/sshd_config file

Use vi command:
# vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Deny root user access

Append or modify as follows to block root user:
DenyUsers root

If you want to block additional user just append names to DenyUsers
DenyUsers root, user2, user3

Save and close the file. Restart sshd service:
#/etc/init.d/sshd restart