Re: secondary root account
On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 01:08:40PM +0100, Svenn Are Bjerkem wrote:
> On Friday 28 February 2003 18:47, Craig Dickson wrote:
> > them a reason why you refuse to give it to them. (To me, "I'm
> > responsible for this machine, so I'm not going to have other people
> > mucking around on it as root" would be a good reason.)
> Holiday replacement.
> Sickness replacement.
> Sacked replacement.
> Bastard Operator From Hell replacement.
> Incompetent University snotass replacement.
> There are reasons, and reasons will grow as linux hits business. The suits
> never trust geeks.
None of which sudo doesn't address. Additionally, if you provide the "X
replacement" with root level access there is nothing stopping them from
making radical changes to the system (including the original "root"
account). Sure, you can attempt to detect such changes. However, if as
you say "suits never trust geeks" (which I personally disagree with)
then all the more reason to use sudo.
Jamin W. Collins