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Re: root in FC 10





--- On Fri, 12/5/08, Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net> wrote:

> From: Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net>
> Subject: Re: root in FC 10
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Friday, December 5, 2008, 6:20 PM
> On Friday 05 December 2008, Dave Cross wrote:
> >2008/12/5 Mike Dwiggins <mike azdwiggins com>:
> >> I upgraded a throw away test system from FC 8 to
> FC 10.  When it finished,
> >> I tried logging in as root user and could not.
> >>
> >> Logging in as a normal user I went to a text
> session and the su command
> >> worked with the old root password.
> >>
> >> Did I do something wrong or is this something new
> to 10?
> >
> >Disabling root login is a common security practice.
> Sounds like it's
> >been disabled by default in F10. That's got to be a
> good thing.
> 
> Apparently so, but then the install doesn't add the one
> user it asks you to 
> define to the sudoers file, and to fix that requires a
> reboot to single mode.
> 
> >As someone else has said, you can enable it again by
> fiddling with the
> >pam files, but please consider whether you really want
> to do that. Why
> >not log as a normal user and then use su (or, better,
> sudo) on the
> >rare occasions when you need root access?
> >
> >Dave...
> 
> 
> 
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why not let everybody do as they please?

If somebody then makes a mess, it is their problem

Do you want to call the fire department and report a person who just filled up their 2 gallon container?

meddling 


      


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