Subject: Re: Root, toor accounts.
To: Erik Bertelsen <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/14/1999 12:09:57
On Sat, 13 Mar 1999, Erik Bertelsen wrote:
> If fact I have a strong feeling that it is -plain wrong- to ship
> NetBSD with a /etc/passwd that triggers the /etc/security script
> unconditionally after a clean installation as is the current
> situation :-(
> If people (like myself) change root's login shell to something
> that requires /usr to be mounted (like a dynamically linked
> bash), it is our own problem, and if we are not capable of
> starting the machine in single-user mode and use /bin/sh, we
> should probably not be fiddling with root's shell anyway.
> My recommendation: remove toor from the distributed system.
What _is_, what _should be_, and what _could be_ are all distinct.