RE: Perhaps a silly question but...

Subject: RE: Perhaps a silly question but...
From: Paul J. Lucas (
Date: Mon Mar 26 2001 - 23:07:24 MST

On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, andu wrote:

> >i would suggest not ever logging in as root at all. i use a great program
> >called 'sudo.' you can get it here:
> >
> >
> >
> >if you download its source remember to compile it to use PAM. i suggest
> >that all *nix users install this, you'll never use root again.
> What's that terrible with using root aside from the evident?

        The point I think he missed is that when you sudo you are
        effectively root (euid = 0) for the command; therefore, you can
        potentially cause just as much damage as if your real user id = 0.

        - Paul

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