Re: What groups does a desktop power-user need to belong to?
> Not _all_ users -- only the ones who have the root password. Which you simply
> don't give to ordinary users.
Which bypasses the purpose of groups and relies solely on passwords
for security, which are crackable.
> Even on a system which supports it, what
> is there to stop a user who has the root password and physical access but
> isn't a member of the group "wheel", from logging in directly as root from
> the console?
The threat of losing their job/being kicked out of school.