Re: What groups does a desktop power-user need to belong to?
On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 11:05 AM, A J Stiles <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Monday 08 Aug 2011, Robert Isaac wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Karl Schmidt <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > What groups does a desktop power-user need to belong to?
>> Does it really matter when any user that has the root password can
>> gain root privileges thanks to gnu su's inability to limit root
>> privileges to a specific group?
> The idea is, by cunning use of groups, never to have to give out the root
> password in the first place.
I understand that, however _all_ users can gain root with gnu su,
effectively defeating the purpose of groups if you don't configure
pam_wheel beyond its default.
See section 23.6.1 of the 'su invocation' man page: