new tab or new terminal
To monitor my system I usually open a terminal and run htop and then
open another tab and run gkrellm. This is as a user without sudo
privileges. I recently began using tcpspy and then tail syslog | grep
tcpspy in yet another tab. However my user doesn't have sudo privileges
so I have to su - to a user in the sudo group to do this.
Is it better from a security standpoint to su - in a tab as I have been
doing or should I open another terminal for this user?
I am not overly paranoid and the programs used are irrelevant really and
yes, I do realize I could get the same results as tcpspy without the
privileged user using other commands such as ss or netstat. I am just
curious what the implications of using mixed users with mixed privileges
in a single terminal are if any.