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Re: [RFC] disabled root account / distinct group for users with administrative privileges

Hi, Josselin:

On Tuesday 19 October 2010 08:15:56 Josselin Mouette wrote:

> Le mardi 19 octobre 2010 à 02:12 +0200, Jesús M. Navarro a écrit :
> > What about the old-fashioned "wheel" group[1]?
> This would be an even worse disaster than “admin”, for similar reasons.
> Users of the “wheel” group were not supposed to get root privileges with
> their own password.

Ok.  But since this group is conceptually the same than the "old" wheel group, 
one "that provides additional special system privileges that empower a user 
to execute restricted commands that ordinary user accounts cannot access", 
why not make a bit of a joke of it?  How about bigwheel (since that's where 
wheel derives from)?

On the other hand, is it really necessary a new group?  Can't adm or operator 
be overloaded with this new functionality? (think Ockham's razor).


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