[techtalk] Gnome question
jockgrrl at ix.netcom.com
Sun Oct 15 15:47:37 EST 2000
----- Original Message -----
From: Nicole Zimmerman <colby at wsu.edu>
To: <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2000 14:20
Subject: Re: [techtalk] Gnome question
> > Um, that's what su *IS*. 'switch user'. And if you can get to root, the
> > entire system is open to you.
> > Colour me 'not understanding what's bugging you'.
> I think it is important to mention at this point that you have to *enter
> the password* of the user you are su'ing to (including su - to be root)
> UNLESS you enter su - <user> as root (then you can su to ANY user).
This may or may not buy you anything, depending on whether
or not you're using something like Kerberos and a secure
distributed filesystem. If not, crypto filesystems are another
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