- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: help
- From: Chris Bannister <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 00:33:02 +1300
- Message-id: <20110202113302.GH3865@fischer>
- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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
- Re: help
- From: "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: help
- From: Steven Rosenberg <email@example.com>