About root or administrative account
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Fri Mar 23 19:02:32 UTC 2007
Wei-Yee Chan wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> otoh, I administer a CentOS (based on RedHat) system, which may or may
>> not have root enabled - I've never checked because I just use sudo.
> Come on, U know it doesn't matter.
Of course it doesn't. But you said you used "root" because you came from a
RedHat environment, and I just pointed out that in the RedHat environment I
use, I don't have a clue if you _can_ log in as root, because RedHat
doesn't require you to be able to login to root, either.
> I've got root enabled on all of my
> Ubuntu machines. The password is different from the one that I use for
> my personal account, of cos. My personal account has no administrative
> privileges so whenever I need to attend to an administrative task, I'll
> just start up a terminal window and hit "su", or alternatively login as
That, otoh, DOES matter - on a multiuser machine - because there's no
security other than a password to su, while sudo gives you granularity and
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