Re: [OFFTOPIC] Re: [PATCH] Single user linux

From: Tomas Telensky (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 08:18:09 EST

> hehehe.
> If you don't want to login with user/password, then change your
> password to "". Don't want to even do that? Then just change
> /etc/inittab to invoke "login -f username" instead of mingetty or
> whatever. No need at all to hack the kernel up.
> Dunno why you sent the patch here or to Linus though.. The
> chance of it even being looked at are about 1/2^infinity ;o)

:-) Great.
You and Alex are right - I agree that this is a complete moronism.

But, what I should say to the network security, is that AFAIK in the most
of linux distributions the standard daemons (httpd, sendmail) are run as
root! Having multi-user system or not! Why? For only listening to a port
<1024? Is there any elegant solution?


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