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Old 01-03-2012, 04:10 AM
Pastor JW
Default root user

On Sunday, January 01, 2012 8:38:18 am Chris Green wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 01, 2012 at 11:05:49AM -0500, AV3 wrote:
> > On Jan/1/2012 6:5435 AM, Earthson wrote:
> > >root is disabled, and it does not have a passwd. if you really want to
> > >use "root", just set a passwd for it.
> >
> > >command:
> > You can do this, but it is not a good idea. The major security
> > advantage of Unix OS's over Windows is afforded by their disabled
> > root accounts inaccessible to outside intruders. Keep it that way,
> > unless you have a truly compelling reason to risk your root
> > account's security for.
> I have never quite followed this security reason for not enabling root.

Which is likely why it works so well!

73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n>< PDGA# 35276

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