Security of using sudo rather than su?

Felipe Alfaro Solana felipe.alfaro at
Thu Sep 14 19:14:36 UTC 2006

> Same problem.  Either you trust them to do anything on their own system -
> in which case whether or not there's a "root" account with a password is
> moot - or you shouldn't be handing them the root password.  Even the
> Windows XP Pro system I'm using right now, prevents me from accessing
> one or two administrative functions.

Totally agree with you. If you don't trust the user, don't hand
him/her the root password. However, I trust on myself, so that's the
reason why I configured my workstation to ask me for root's password
when using sudo.

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