DD is not working

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu Aug 2 00:45:34 UTC 2007


(``-_-´´) -- Fernando wrote:

> one more tip: stop recommending users to use "sudo su".
> Running "su" is more then enought to be root.
> 
Huh?  Not on a default Ubuntu configuration it isn't.  How do you use "su"
if you don't have a root password.  With a default setup, you use "sudo -i"
or "sudo su" (depending whether you need a full root environment) and
explaining to a newbie how to make it so that you can use plain "su" is
neither productive, necessary, nor imo very security conscious.
-- 
derek





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