for everyone whose sick of sudo read this

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at kaarsemaker.net
Wed Jun 29 22:14:17 UTC 2005


On do, 2005-06-30 at 08:38 +1200, Stephen Ward wrote:
> I will put my 2c in though.  I do have a root account set up on my
> boxes, of course I never use it but it is a good last resort eg.  I
> had
> a user edit /etc/sudoers and broke it.  sudo wouldn't work.  It was a
> production machine so recovery mode was not ideal - the root password
> was a life saver.

The sulogin program (which recovery mode uses) has been patched for the
case of a disabled root password and will let you in without password.
So a root password is not neccessary at all in this case.
-- 
Dennis K.
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