that darned ROOT problem
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Wed Sep 28 14:23:00 UTC 2005
Tommy Trussell wrote:
>On 9/28/05, Eric Dunbar <eric.dunbar at gmail.com> wrote:
>>When you sudo in OS X you get the following warning:
>>"We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
>>Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:
>> #1) Respect the privacy of others.
>> #2) Think before you type.
>> #3) With great power comes great responsibility."
>I believe I have seen that message in linux distros, too, so I bet
>it's in the sudo code, invoked the first time you use it and never
I just re-installed Hoary. I just had to see if I missed a message
about it, and I didn't. I have pics I could upload. There is simply
nothing there to instruct someone new to Ubuntu and sudo. I didn't get
such a message as described above the first time I used sudo, either.
I am a bit bothered by sudo anyway. I have 5 kids. I encourage them
all to use Linux, but I don't worry about them screwing with the
system. They all know my user password. With Ubuntu they could now do
anything they want in the GUI with that password. This will force me to
change my password and set them up a seperate account.
No biggie, but I don't like the idea that anyone with my user passward
has complete control of my system. It's not like I'm a system admin.
I'm just a dad on a home pc, so I don't protect my user password from my
family and I don't bother with 7 seperate accounts.
I typically have a strong and painful root password and a fairly simple
user password. I know good security practice is to use strong
passwords, but I still like the idea of an additional layer of password
protection for root.
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