Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 03/16/1999 17:29:53
>>>>> "Scott" == Scott Reynolds <scott.reynolds@Plexus.COM> writes:
Scott> On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Michael Richardson wrote:
Scott> I strongly prefer sh/ksh, but making this change without
Scott> more serious discussion was unwise.
>> Agreed. But, keeping toor means that we keep the concept that
>> "root" isn't the only uid==0.
Scott> I was referring only to the change of the root login shell,
Scott> above. I apologize if that wasn't clear.
Scott> Regarding your own paranoia, having the toor account really
Scott> doesn't help you, does it?
I remove the "toor" account, disable the "root" account and add
"rootmcr", "rootfoo", "rootbar", etc.
Keeping "toor" in the distribution means that people writing/testing
code continue to test for uid==0 rather than "strcmp(foo, "root")"
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