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In <20110131040038.GA3315@fischer>, Chris Bannister wrote:
>On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 02:40:01PM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
>> On Lu, 31 ian 11, 01:01:11, Chris Bannister wrote:
>> > On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 02:59:08PM -0500, Robert Blair Mason Jr. wrote:
>> > > True... I think sudo is only installed if you disable root logins,
>> > > otherwise you're just stuck with su.
>> > 
>> > Sigh. Are you running Ubuntu?
>> > 
>> > Ubuntu is NOT Debian.
>> 
>> If you do an expert install you are offered the choice to disable root
>> logins and use sudo instead. Yes, this is on Debian, squeeze installer.
>
>Oh!  ok. Then again, "expert" does imply that you know what you are
>doing, which seems a bit backwards.

I maintain that experts will be more likely to use sudo than su.  It 
provides better granularity and helps avoid password sharing.  A password 
shared is a password compromised.

I currently maintain 2 physical systems, 2 personal VPS, 1 business VPS, and 
share maintainership of at least 1-2 more.  Most of them have the root 
account disabled.  None of them allow root to connect over ssh.  All have 
sudo available.
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