Re: [root user] How to disable root account?
On 01/12/05, Christian Folini <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The sudo/wheel approach is also a handy one when you want to update
> the root password regularly, but you do not want to tell it to
> everyone. Say you work in an heterogenous enterprise with lots of
> admins having their unix workstation. They need root permissions on
> their desktop machine, but you do not want to distribute the root
> password (lacking the encrypted channel to reach everyone for example).
> Then you can add them to the wheel group and give them a root
> shell that way. Meanwhile you can update the root password
> without any problem.
What would be the point of updating the root password in this case?
> Ubuntu follows this road a bit further by setting a random root
> password nobody actually knows.
That's untrue, and would be a very bad idea.
> having to explain to my boss why i do not know the root password of
> our linux workstations did not seem that attractive.
Why, is he really stupid?
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