[TriLUG] to delete root, or not too?
jsnthegod at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 13 18:09:54 EST 2006
>On 11/13/06, jason watts <jsnthegod at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>also, if root is deleted or disabled, dont you loose part of the
>>functionality of su ... the part where you just type su - and you are now
>>root, provideing you know the pw?
>No, because what su - does is not switch to the user named "root"
>but rather changes your effective user id to 0. The user with id
>0 is, in effect, root, no matter what it is called.
ok, so i disable root, and then run a su - command, then it will ask me for
a password? what will it use?
not trying to argue or be combative, just trying to learn, and understand
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