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Re: sudo vs. su (was Re: new to list, new to debian, new to linux)

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Mark Shroyer <subscriber+debian@markshroyer.com> wrote:

It *would* be safer to use neither su nor sudo, and only have root log
in on a separate, secure console, thereby eliminating the possibility of
password sniffing from a compromised regular account.  However, few
desktop Linux users actually run their computers this way.

Actually on most systems I use, root login from the console is dis-allowed, and the user
must become root after logging into their own account. This provides an audit trail on who
logged in as root.


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