recovery from stupid error

Brett Profitt brett at
Thu Jul 14 13:48:15 CDT 2005

But how many people KNOW that as opposed to the number of people who
might see "Recovery" and think "hrm...I wonder..."

We agree that if someone wants to get in and is experienced enough, he
or she will be able to.  I am merely saying that full access shouldn't
be readily given away to all who might stumble into a server room and
start messing around...


Oliver Grawert wrote:
> hi,
> Am Donnerstag, den 14.07.2005, 13:19 -0400 schrieb Brett Profitt:
>>The question should be, then, why make it easier for people who wish to
>>do harm?  The fact that Ubuntu ships with this as default is the
>>security concern.  Sure, direct hardware access is less secure
>>regardless, but the presence of a quick and simple exploit to gain full
>>access does indeed increase the chances of attack simply because it is
>>quick and easy, and an otherwise indifferent person may take an interest.
> ok, i admint that with typing "linux init=/bin/sh" and hitting enter at
> the bootprompt of a system that has a password set for the root account
> it takes about 4sec longer to get in...
> :)
> ciao
> 	oli

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