sudo versus #

Thu Feb 11 00:53:22 UTC 2010

On Wed, 10 Feb 2010, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> On Wed, 10 Feb 2010, Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:00 PM, KAYVEN RIESE <kayve at> wrote:
>>>> Also, I notice that when Ubuntu gives me those update dialog boxes my
>>>> root
>>>> password doesn't work to allow the installation to go forward.  This
>>>> makes
>>>> me irritated, because it instead wants my normal user password, which
>>>> for
>>>> me by design is a weaker password that I use for more things and thus
>>>> could be more easily cracked.  My root password is longer and I use
>>>> it for
>>>> less things.  Both are immune to dictionary attack, but it bothers me
>>>> the
>>>> way this subverts my configuration.
> 	The key thing you seem to miss is what I have. I have zero
> root password. They can try anything they want and no joy!
> 	I have the password I use with sudo when I need temporary
> root and it is a good password. Machine code crackers can get
> it over time. Mine is hard enough I will be aware of the
> attempt via the log or the noise or both and turn off my computer!

>From MY perspective, the key thing YOU seem to miss is that I have TWO 
passwds, and I think that is the way it should be and want it and it is 
bothering me that Ubuntu says I should have one.  I have a total of about 
6 passwords that I will never forget.

I understood the part of having no root password.  I DID read at least 
SOME of those pages folks sent me.  It explained that and my reaction was,
"blech. that is not what I want."

> 73 Karl
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