In <20110131040038.GA3315@fischer>, Chris Bannister wrote: >On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 02:40:01PM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote: >> On Lu, 31 ian 11, 01:01:11, Chris Bannister wrote: >> > On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 02:59:08PM -0500, Robert Blair Mason Jr. wrote: >> > > True... I think sudo is only installed if you disable root logins, >> > > otherwise you're just stuck with su. >> > >> > Sigh. Are you running Ubuntu? >> > >> > Ubuntu is NOT Debian. >> >> If you do an expert install you are offered the choice to disable root >> logins and use sudo instead. Yes, this is on Debian, squeeze installer. > >Oh! ok. Then again, "expert" does imply that you know what you are >doing, which seems a bit backwards. I maintain that experts will be more likely to use sudo than su. It provides better granularity and helps avoid password sharing. A password shared is a password compromised. I currently maintain 2 physical systems, 2 personal VPS, 1 business VPS, and share maintainership of at least 1-2 more. Most of them have the root account disabled. None of them allow root to connect over ssh. All have sudo available. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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