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UnConfusing The Issue Of Disabling Root On Linux or Unix

Jul 07, 2008, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"Loosely following up on a few previous posts regarding securing Linux and Unix and even more fun with Unix and Linux security, today we're going to look at something vaguely security-related, and also vaguely scary.

"It has to do with the root account (or user id 0) and security hardening. I've got nothing against either, so this won't be an insane diatribe, but (especially, no offense to Ubuntu) with more Linux distro's coming straight out-of-the-box with root disabled, I see the issue of security and the root user get a little confused..."

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