Re: [PATCH] Single user linux

Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 07:11:24 EST

On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, John Cavan wrote:

> Several distributions (Red Hat and Mandrake certainly) offer auto-login
> tools. In conjunction with those tools, take the approach that Apple
> used with OS X and setup "sudo" for administrative tasks on the machine.
> This allows the end user to generally administer the machine without all
> the need to hack the kernel, modify login, operate as root, etc. You can
> even restrict their actions with it and log what they do.
> In the end though, I really don't see the big deal with having a root
> user for general home use. Even traditionally stand-alone operating

you're right, we could do it in more than one way. like copying
with mcopy without mounting a fat disk. the question is where to put it.
why we do it is an important thing.
taking place as a clueless user, i think i should be able to do anything.
i'd be happy to accept proof that multi-user is a solution for
clueless user, not because it's proven on servers. but because it is
a solution by definition.


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