claydoh claydoh at
Fri Oct 6 18:08:37 UTC 2006

On Friday 06 October 2006 12:39 pm, Dave wrote:
> You all brought up great points! The main reason I want "su" vs. "sudo" is
> for security. Admittedly, I do not have a deep understanding of how sudo
> works but I came from a FreeBSD environment and have only just started
> using Ubuntu recently. While a lot of things are different to me, I do not
> understand the need to give applications in x, access to sudo. I feel that
> if I want to run a series of tools that require extra privileges, it is
> simple enough to su to root and be done with it. I would however, love to
> hear how the security of sudo is coming along, perhaps my concerns seem
> silly to you guys.
> Thanks again for all your replies :-)
> ~keep on hackin

ahh, the seemingly neverending sudo debate :)

This wiki page has some more information about sudo/root:

Clay Weber 

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