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Re: Root is God? (was: Mutt & tmp files)



first in this discussion root == maintianer of the box

you are suggesting the maintainer of the box has no pysical access and
no privileges to maintain the box.  this makes no sense.

On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 05:39:43PM +0100, Mathias Gygax wrote:
> 
> i don't care. i can seal LIDS that you can only administrate your
> machine from the console. it doesn't work any longer over remote links.
> 
> > Thats like saying root doesn't have the root password. It doesn't
> > matter, root can change the root password.
> 
> this is a new way of thinking. root is there for serving purposes. with
> LIDS, you're sealing the kernel to not accept potentially malicious
> input from root.

or the legit maintainer, no remote admin capabilities.. doesn't sound
new sounds like NT.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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