sudo versus #

Rashkae ubuntu at
Thu Feb 11 01:14:19 UTC 2010

> On Wed, 10 Feb 2010, Rashkae wrote:
>> KAYVEN RIESE wrote:
>>> On Wed, 10 Feb 2010, Tom H wrote:
>> That does not take care of policy-kit however, which is a different
>> kettle of fish entirely.  Policy-kit are mostly those windows that have
>> an "Unlock" button.  Probably the easiest way to prevent your user
>> password from unlocking those is to remove your user from the "Admin'
>> Group,, but be certain that your root password, su and gksu are working
>> as you expect fist.
> That sounds scary, because won't that mean that when I start up Gnome 
> (er.. it starts up on boot) and log in as my mere user (as I am supposed 
> to for security reasons) and then fire up terminals that use the 
> /etc/passwd entry for my mere user to decide start up shell, these 
> terminals will not be able to jump to root? That's not what I want if 
> that's the case.  If I am confused, feel free to explain.

Or you know, since you don't have have quite as much old school set ways 
as I first assumed, you can just do it like the cool kids and rely on 
one password for your user account also acting as super-user password.

I'm too drunk to get into more details tonight,, if you do decide to 
pursue and experiment (really, what have you got to loose), I would 
suggest not bothering with anythign Karl adds to the discussion... 
that's my last word of sage suggestions.

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