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Re: Logins



On Fri, Sep 09, 2005 at 02:36:41PM -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Andrea Bencini wrote:
> >I install FC4 with KDE; when I login with "root" and password I receive 
> >this
> >message: "Root logins are not allowed".
> >I can login only via ssh (root + psw).
> >Can you help me?
> >Thank
> >Andrea
> >
> 
> This is bad manners. You should be logging in as an ordinary
> user, and using "su -" or "sudo" to do your root activities.
> 
> It is good policy not to log in as root.
> 
> That's why the default is to disallow it.
> 
> Mike
I am curious. Could someone give me a concrete example of why it is
more dangerous to log in to a gui interface as root as  opposed to
logging in as an ordinary user and su - to root?
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