Re: Root is God? (was: Mutt & tmp files)
On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 05:39:43PM +0100, Mathias Gygax wrote:
> On Fre, Nov 16, 2001 at 08:23:27AM -0800, Micah Anderson wrote:
> > There is no way, nor any reason why, to setup a system in such a way
> > that the maintainer of the system cannot maintain it.
> maintainer is someone else. root is there for serving the daemons.
> administrating the machine is the next security level and this time in
> the kernel (to deactivate it). the interface is clean.
You're thinking of root as "uid 0", while the other people are
thinking of root as "The person who controls the machine".
The person who administers the machine *OWNS THE MACHINE*.
Share and Enjoy.