Subject: Re: login.conf integration?
To: Martin J. Laubach <>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/23/2000 05:02:36
>   I can see the rationale in it (not having root depend on
> other people's path settings (for security reasons)), however it
> conflicts with the description in the manpage.

Mmm. My take on this is that I first ran into it on HPUX and it really pissed
me off, because I regularly need to run GNU stuff from /usr/local/bin on that
machine, especially while I'm root.

As long as full logins (-l) work properly for root, I'm happy. And I agree
that it is better for security.

Todd Whitesel
toddpw @