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Re: (Possible) menu code rewrite

On Wed, Jul 17, 2002 at 08:56:12PM -0500, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> Not the same thing as wheel, since anyone can use the tools like su;
> they're just not in the menus and they aren't in /etc/sudoers.
> Of course, the GNU project's (ill-advised, IMO) decision to do away
> with wheel in their su was the product of a radically different era in
> ARPAnet (Internet) security, when tens of millions of untrusted
> systems didn't have the ability to poke holes at your box.

You can reenable it using PAM, today, so that choice is no more a problem, I
think... Also if Debian thinks it is useful it can give the ability, during the
installation phase, to ask a question like "Would you like to use the wheel
group to limit the use of 'su'?", and then ask, during the user creation phase,
if the user created should be a member of that group.


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