Root login

Vayu vayu at sklinks.com
Thu Dec 7 16:24:59 GMT 2006


Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
> On Thursday 07 December 2006 08:00, my mailbox was graced by a missive
>  from Tez <binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk> who wrote:
>
>   
>> I'm going to skip the whole "why you shouldn't log in as root" part, as
>> I assume you know all about that, 
>>     
>
> This, often heard as a quasi-religious injunction, is crap.
>
> While loggin in as root has risks, ans should not be done for every day 
> desktop use, there are sysadmin / netadmin tasks that can only be done as 
> root.
>
> Which is, I suppose, why root was invented in the first place  ;-3)
>
>   

He skipped the explanation and he gave you help, so why are you barking?





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