Subject: RE:Root, toor accounts.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: newhouse at rockhead dot com <email@example.com>
Date: 03/12/1999 17:34:21
>?When I installed my system, there were two UID 0 accounts: root and toor.
>?Is there a reason to include both? I've left them both in there, since
>?that's the way that the system sets itself up; I thought that there might
>?be some reason for having both. But, the daily script, of course, always
>?checks (and reports on) duplicate accounts---including the ``standard''
>?So, would it harm anything if I remove one them?
>?What if I remove toor and change the other to something OTHER than
>?``root'' (still UID 0)? I gather that the UID is what is really
>?important, so it shouldn't matter---but by that argument, having both root
>?& toor makes absolutely no sense, either.
>?(My thought with renaming the UID 0 account was to then create an
>?unprivileged ``root'', as a kind of amusement should anyone try to login
>?as root on my system. It wouldn't be a serious deterant to a committed
I usually set toor to come up as tcsh (since I like it more). I can still do
single user, nothing mounted stuff, as root and if things are mounted I can
be in a more preferred, by me, shell.