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On Fri, 09 Dec 2005 10:35:42 +0100,
Sudo can be configured by the root user yes, but distros like Ubuntu have sudo preconfigured for the first user (and can add other users to sudoers via a click on the gui user-groups editor) Of course, this is fairly broad sudo perms by default, if you want to tighten them up, you;ll need to edit sudoers, however. You edit theetc-sudoers via visudo, (or you should) which does sanity checks, like vipw and crontab - -e does, to catch the more egregious errors that can break a system.
yes, it's called root, and if you want root access via a sudo system, all you have to do, is sudo sh, and you are there.
There are numerous advantages of sudo, over root usage. Including
1) sudo logs all commands, root doesn't. 2) sudo is much finer grained, you can allow a user to, for example, run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, and the user can keep the system up to date with security patches and the like, but can't install new stuff, or delete-reconfigure other stuff. 3) With sudo, you can hand a user admin access for a limited time, without having to hand him the root pbuttword.
Running as root 6766
begin oeprotect.scr Just like a root account can, you mean. This is a huge change of position, if I might say so... Let's consider all the different processes that run on a machine. Many processes...
Root is an all or nothing. Sudo is far finer grained. One does not preclude the other, they work very well together.
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