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Re: Cron jobs and root account locked on Lenny

On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:10:26 +0300
Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed,23.Jul.08, 00:11:35, Alexander Fortin wrote:
> [locked root account troubles]
> > Of course, I could unlock root account, but I thought it was good
> > practice to avoid root login from tty/ssh etc, and I'm pretty sure
> > this configuration was working well under Etch. Could this be
> > considered as a bug? Should I report it?
> I never understood what benefits this brings, the Ubuntu page
> explaining it didn't convince me.

I agree. I think it's really more annoying than anything. You can still
use sudo if you want, but you also have the choice of using su (like,
say, when sudo is fubared or you can't log in to your user account...).

That said, I don't recommend allowing root login over ssh, but than can
be disabled with sshd.


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