Ubuntu is fucking nothing coz it lacks that services in its installer CD

Ante Karamatić ivoks at grad.hr
Wed Oct 24 19:28:42 UTC 2007

On Wed, 24 Oct 2007 08:35:58 +0200
WaVeR <debian at hispeed.ch> wrote:

> I'm sorry but for me, some distributions don't force you to create
> another user then root. And for a server it's really critical to have
> only root as user and to do simple task with your root account. You
> can set your root password after each installation easily .

OK. Let's stop bashing Linux distributions (including Ubuntu). I didn't
hear any good reasons for having only root user. I don't say that's not
valid request, but saying that distribution X forces you to do Y is
just silly, and please stop with that.

If you have servers in production, you will come to a situation (if
you haven't already) when you'll need to temporary provide admin
privileges to someone else. Let's say to a Oracle DBA or someone like
that. On Ubuntu server you add user to admin group and remove it when
he's done. On server without sudo, you'll give that guy root
password. Sure, you'll have to change it - at least one time. And, sudo
can coexist with root's password on same machine, so why all the
fuss? :)

Setting up root's password is just a small step in setting up linux
server - more time is used for installing ssh daemon :)

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