"I recently read a blog posting that denounced the use of sudo
as insecure because of the following (briefly summed up and
1. The idea that not using the root account is wrong, using root
for everything is fine.
2. That using sudo for everything provides a false sense of
security over performing an action as root directly
3. That using a user account password to get a root shell is a bad
4. That using a root shell is not dangerous, and that this "grave
misunderstanding" came from the idea that running X as root is
5. That sudo has very little place in the Enterprise
6. That relying on sudo is foolish, because it has bugs
7. That everything should be done from a root shell, and that you
should have to know the "uber-secret root password" to get that
"My first reaction to this blog posting was that the author had
no idea how to use sudo properly or why you would want to."
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