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Re: default MTA for sarge

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 15:00:27 +0200
Sebastian Kapfer <sebastian_kapfer@web.de> wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 05:10:08 +0200, David B Harris wrote:
> [should debian-installer require creating a user account]
> > Everything that doesn't need to be run as root shouldn't be run as root.
> > This includes user desktop environments and similar. Period. The hell
> > that is Windows network installation is largely the result of bad
> > privilege seperation.
> What use would a user account on a simple Apache box have? No desktops, no
> shells. Just Apache. Everything that is done on that box requires root
> permissions. (OTOH, this scenario cries for remote delivery via SMTP
> anyway. Should the Debian minimal MTA support this?)

Honestly? Practically, install sudo(8) and use your regular user account
for everything except for that which requires root privs. Most people
only need to 'rm -rf /' as root three or four times before they realise
that they can really spend most of their time as a nonprivileged user :)

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