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Re: Local users get to play root?



Am 2009-11-18 20:35, schrieb Matthew Garrett:
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 07:42:51PM +0100, nodata wrote:

Err no. Admins trusts software he has chosen to install from the repo. I
definitely don't want a user configuring an ftp server or running
anything with a cronjob on a server I look after.

Why do users have local access to your server? Remote access won't grant
you the appropriate authentication for this.

The real question, the point of all of this discussion, is a key piece of knowledge about how Linux works (root decides system wide) is now changed. The person who wants to make that change must justify it, now the other way round.


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