On Sun, May 31, 1998 at 09:04:01PM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote: > I know that this is a bit of a side issue, but what are the consequences > of giving root a different user name? I have done it in test installs and > "frog" was able to log in with root priviledge, but I haven't held onto > such a system long enough to see what might break. Nothing of consiquence. I played with that a little. Root-priv accounts can't logon where root isn't allowed, not just the name root. In fact, my /etc/passwd's first two lines: root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash sash:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/sash This works just fine. I also saw a linux system with root being "god" (how unoriginal) and it ran fine.
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