sudo and /etc/sudoers

Rashkae ubuntu at
Wed Dec 31 20:30:35 UTC 2008

Koh Choon Lin wrote:
>>>> Which major distribution doesn't have this sudo system on by default?
>>>> I remembered Fedora being of them or has that been changed?
>>> IIRC, Debian.
>> Not unless they backed out of it since Ubuntu came along.  I was using sudo
>> back then.  He didn't ask "which major distribution doesn't enable root".
> Interestingly, one has to reset the root password to login as root.
> Thus, does Ubuntu maintains the same root password for all installed
> systems? I had always been assuming the root password is different for
> each Ubuntu system and no one knows them.
> Koh Choon Lin

There is *no* root password in a default Ubuntu install.  Root account
is disabled and cannot log in with any password whatsoever.

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