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Re: Re: SUDO

In-Reply-To: <20071203172717.4283c7ae@kir.physnet.uni-hamburg.de>

> I've always heard people discouraging root logins or "su"
> and using sudo instead. I know how sudo works and how to
> fine-tune system access with it, but is the above
> suggestion in any way different or safer than a root
> login?

If it discourages people from doing a full graphical
desktop login as root, it's better. I can't think of many
other advantages, other than the password caching
potentially  discouraging people from running things as
root unnecessarily in a terminal context, too.

Jon Dowland

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