SSH hacked?

Chris G cl at
Thu Jan 15 22:43:56 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 04:16:21PM -0500, Brian McKee wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Knapp <magick.crow at> wrote:
> > I just accepted the DEV GOD's when they said sudo was better than su but I
> > never understood why that was so.
> Here's some reasons that stand out to me.
> - if more than one person has root access (more common in business
> than home) each person in effect has their own root password - when
> one person leaves the company you don't have to do anything more than
> lock him out.
> - you can be more specific with sudo - e.g. let this guy over here do
> backups but not add printers, or that guy do backups but not play with
> the webserver, etc. etc. etc.
But how many Ubuntu systems actually have more than one user?  Very
few I suspect.  Sudo makes some sense in a *really* multiuser
environment but for a single user I don't think it does.

> - Everything done via sudo is logged in /var/log - so you KNOW what
> they did, and who did it.
> If of course each user has their own account - which you've blown out
> of the water in your house.
As is everything done by root and since I'm the only user it must be me
anyway! :-)

Chris Green

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