sudo, not su.
nak44 at cornell.edu
Wed Dec 19 15:28:55 EST 2007
On Dec 19, 2007, at 1:50 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> Yeah ... sudo is more secure than su. In fact, some systems, for
> example, the Gentoo LiveCD, scrambles the root password. So you
> have to do
> $ sudo su -
> and then set a password to ssh in as root.
This is the same thing as in OS X. I've been able to do everything I
need to from the command-line in OS X using sudo without ever having
to set the root password. If there's a way to make this fit in with
the security model and the concerns on the trac entry, then I'm all
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