Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: dustin sallings <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 03/16/1999 23:50:10
On Tue, Mar 16, 1999 at 08:40:59PM -0800, dustin sallings wrote:
> Do enough people honestly log in as root often enough to care? I
> may be lacking some insight, but I would think that a large enough
> percentage the NetBSD userbase is capable of changing the root shell, exec
> a new root shell, or just dealing with the shell they're in long enough to
> fix whatever problem there is. If we care this much about what shell you
> get, then wouldn't it make sense to get rid of the message that says
> "Don't login as root, use the su command." ?
> What about some actual changes:
> PAM support?
> Replacing rc with a modular system like rc.d?
> I'm not from ``here,'' but I have seen a lot of NIH in these
> parts. There really is good stuff coming from other projects. IMO,
> history is for CVS repositories. Is there a good argument against PAM or
> modular rc scripts?
"You haven't written the code and contributed it yet."