About root or administrative account

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sat Mar 24 18:33:41 UTC 2007

Wei-Yee Chan wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> 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.
> Fedora and Redhat do not take the sudo approach - They do not disable
> the root account by default.  How do U suppose administration was done
> then?  U might wanna reinstall your system to verify what I've said, but
> to save U some time, U should just ask the people on the newsgroups. :-)

You're not taking my point.  I didn't say Redhat uses the same approach as
Ubuntu, but it _does_ provide sudo.  I didn't say Redhat disables root, but
that I couldn't tell you whether my system has an enabled root.  This is
precisely because I didn't install the base system and couldn't now (I
administer it, but I have no physical access to the system).  I was never
given the root password if it exists, and have no need for it.

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