Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: dustin sallings <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-userlevel
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[0]?
> 	Replacing rc with a modular system like rc.d[1]?
> 	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?

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