Re: Problem with root user

Colin B. wrote:
Michael Vilain <vilain@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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...people can configure a system any way they like, just so long as they realize...
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Everyone who takes computers seriously should cut out the above statement
and tape it up to their monitor.

Michael wrote a lot of other good stuff, but THIS is the crux of every
argument about changing system defaults. You can change it, but only if
you realise the consequences.

There will ALWAYS be SOMEONE who does not realize the consequences of what he is doing! You can apply whatever security measures you are prepared to live with but that SOMEONE will always be waiting to kick you where it hurts IF you give him an opportunity!

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