Subject: Re: "Don't login as root, use the su command."
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/10/2000 10:22:12
On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, David Brownlee wrote:

> 	I'd like to change this mesage in root's .login to make it clearer
> 	what is going on.
> 	What do people think of:
> Creation of a non root account and use of su(1) for root access is recommended.

Well, I think what we have is fine, but the above is probably clearer. We
should probably have a FAQ section on this. Also, we should mention that
you will get this message if you use "su -", and that inthat case it's ok.

Take care,