magick.crow at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 22:55:08 UTC 2009
On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:43 PM, Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> 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 gmail.com> 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! :-)
Ya, the day I have to look in the sudo log to find out what my wife or 8
year old daughter are doing to the computer is the day that they get to
start doing the computer maintenance too! Alas, a day that will never come
for my wife but maybe there is hope for the 8 year old. :-)
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