[users]Re: Linux Vs Windows in security (II)

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Wed Aug 29 23:23:00 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-29 at 12:48 -0500, Chris wrote:
> 3. I am mistaken by claiming that you need the root password to use
> sudo.

Indeed you are. Before anyone contradicts someone else, they should be
extremely sure of their ground. A simple test would have told you the
right answer - unless some normal user has the same password as root,
which would be a Really Bad Idea, and we are sure you wouldn't be doing

> With Ubuntu, you are in the sudoers file

That depends on who "you" are. Typically the user set up during the
install is placed in the "admin" group, and the "admin" group is granted
global sudo privileges. Other users will not, by default, be in the
admin group, and will not, by default, have sudo privileges. So it is by
no means certain that the user being logged in will have sudo

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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