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Re: help

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:37:05AM -0600, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> In <20110131040038.GA3315@fischer>, Chris Bannister wrote:
> >On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 02:40:01PM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> >> 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.

Right. But being the expert you probably won't be asking questions where
the answer is something like "sudo <whatever>"

But as is more likely someone asking for advice where the answer is
"sudo <whatever>" are either not experts, and hence it wouldn't have been
configured when they installed squeeze, and therefore the answer "sudo
<whatever>" won't work, or, they are running Ubuntu where it would work
BUT as we all know (all together now) "Ubuntu is NOT Debian."

Am I misunderstanding something?

"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet."
   -- Napoleon Bonaparte

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