Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/15/1999 22:44:11
No problems with root's default shell either way (I use a
statically linked 'tcsh', but as its said - to each their own).
Would prefer us to leave 'toor' out - the reasoning being the
entry is non functional by default, so if you have to edit it to
use it, you can cut & edit root's entry if you want it.
On the other hand - would like to see the passwd manpage updated
to mention adding a toor account, and possibly even security
updated to handle it if present (but definitely as an option,
and I'd prefer it to default to off).
Here's hoping for some concensus... :)
-=- "Just adding to the wrinkles on his deathly frown" -=-
On Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> >With this change & restoring toor, sh lovers, csh lovers, and new users
> >all win. Both shells are available, and the default install doesn't
> >generate security warnings.
> Hi Bill,
> Please just commit this. ``Least surprise''.
> It puts things back mostly as they were, as they should be on a BSD box.
> It fixes the complaints about toor and security reporting.
> Those who want to use sh can go back to using toor, or doing whatever
> local tailoring they deem appropriate.
> Which may include adding hooks to sysinst.
> Is it worth kludging passwd/vipw, to force it to update toor's passwd
> to be updated (if toor is present and superuser) whenever root's is