[TriLUG] to delete root, or not too?
cristobalpalmer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 17:10:55 EST 2006
The default sudoers file should have a "wheel" line in it which you
can simply uncomment.
Add your user to the "wheel" group, not the "root" group.
On 11/13/06, jason watts <jsnthegod at hotmail.com> wrote:
> i spent today downloading installing and updateing (851 updates) fedora core
> 5. as part of my senior project.
> after i was done, i was told to add this account, and give him root
> privlages. so, i added the user to the group 'root'. then i was instructed
> to google and find out how to delete the root account since i said i dont
> think its posible.
> so, my questions are,
> 1) how do i delete root? can i do it threw the normal way you delete any
> user account?
> 2) was told if i cant delete it, to find a way to lock it down and disable
> it... so, what all would i need to lock down? and dont i need some of the
> functionality of root for certin operations to be completed?
> 3) if its posible, for some reason, this doesnt seem like the smartest of
> idea's, and i need to prove to my ta(teachers assistant) why we should not
> delete root.
> thanks for any help
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Cristobal M. Palmer
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