Security of using sudo rather than su?

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at kaarsemaker.net
Thu Sep 14 12:53:47 UTC 2006


On do, 2006-09-14 at 12:58 +0100, Adam Funk wrote:

> which raises the question, why in the world does the default config
> that allow root logins?  

Because that's a sane thing. This discussion has been held on
debian-devel and ubuntu-devel a non-trivial number of times and ubuntu
will not diverge from debian.

> (I know you're not supposed to use the root
> account, but doesn't that just mean that the password is random?)

NO, DEFINITELY NOT! This is a far too common mistake which really should
be burned to death. The password is *locked*. Not set to some random
value.
-- 
Dennis K.

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.
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