Security of using sudo rather than su?

Sven Wagschal s.wagschal at
Fri Sep 15 07:44:04 UTC 2006

Felipe A. Solana wrote:
> 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.

So, why don't you use your own password then, as it is the default
setting, instead of configuring a root password? There is no need to
provide an extra root password when you can authenticate yourself by
your own one.

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