LinuxPlanet reviews Ubuntu

Petri Pennanen suvarin at
Thu Feb 3 07:06:17 CST 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 14:43 +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> Nice one!

Yeah. It was a good review. However it leaves the reader confused
regarding the implications of Ubuntus use of sudo.
        "In Ubuntu, the user whose account you create during the second
        phase of the install process has the ability to run "execute as
        root" process (using sudo under the covers)"

That's all well and good. However he continues with:

        "If you're using Ubuntu in a commercial setting, the
        implications of giving normal users the ability to run
        privileged commands requires some sysadmin forethought. It
        requires a significant amount of trust in anyone with physical
        access to anyone else's system, but it is a great way to
        discourage people from asking for or using the root account when
        it isn't actually necessary."

That would leave me a bit nervous about installing Ubuntu in a multiuser
setting :|

- Petri

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