Subject: Re: "Don't login as root, use the su command."
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/10/2000 20:36:43
In message <200002110217.VAA22434@Twig.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>, der Mouse write
>Direct logins as root are not inherently bad security.

Especially if you're on console, booting for the first time after doing
rc.conf.  ;-)

>Is it?  It certainly isn't for me.  I think this started when someone
>proposed changing the message and asked for opinions.  I offered mine
>(explicitly marked "Since you asked", as I recall) and it promptly blew
>up into a big discussion.

Hey, look on the bright side; NetBSD has enough users that trivial matters
can blow up into big discussions.

Hey, another slogan for the slogan thread:
	NetBSD:  We Have Too Much Free Time.