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Re: root in FC 10





--- On Sat, 12/6/08, Todd Zullinger <tmz pobox com> wrote:

> From: Todd Zullinger <tmz pobox com>
> Subject: Re: root in FC 10
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008, 12:04 AM
> Gene Heskett wrote:
> >>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.
> 
> No it doesn't.  You run "su -c visudo" and
> add the user you want.
> 
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disabling root access is what the root password is for

I've been logging into root for 11.5 tears on Linux alone without problems

It is dumb to make it impossible for everybody.

I understand this disablement can be removed by doing something in pam.d or whatever it is.


      


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