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