Subject: Re: Unnecessary standard accounts (Was: Root, toor accounts.)
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marc Baudoin <email@example.com>
Date: 03/15/1999 22:15:10
David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org> écrit :
> As an added bonus the operator user is not in the operator group,
> so cannot run shutdown even if you give it a valid password.
> My inclination wold be to:
> a) Put operator in the operator group. This at least opens the
> possibility of it being useful as an operator.
> b) Switch its default shell to /sbin/nologin to quiet security.
Whereas the operator group is extremely useful, I still don't
think the operator user is. But your proposal is OK if you want
to keep the operator user.
Marc Baudoin -=- <email@example.com>