[nycbug-talk] A couple of security related questions

Louis Bertrand louis
Mon Oct 4 15:45:34 EDT 2004

On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, Isaac Levy wrote:

> In the early days of Darwin, enabling root was somewhat necessary, but
> after years of working with sudo now, I much prefer this way of
> working, and don't enable root login via su on any mac I touch- desktop
> or server.
> I have also somewhat implemented this sort of policy once on a FreeBSD
> server, with ok success.  (by making the root shell /sbin/nologin )
That's pretty ballsy. What happens if you have to boot into single user mode?
(BTW I agree, sudo rocks on Darwin/OS X)

 --Louis  <louis at bertrandtech dot ca>

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