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10.6: Enable root user on Snow Leopard
Authored by: oink on Oct 01, '09 06:18:31PM

The amount of fear! There is a chance a car will hit and kill me everytime I walk down the street, but I continue to be a pedestrian. I don't feel "brave" or "stupid". I couldn't care less your reason about not wanting to walk, as long as it doesn't interfer with my path!

I can't stand to read another "Apple disabled it for a reason" crap. There is a reason why there is root access in Unix. Last I check, some of the most useful applications are on Cydia because they were rejected by Apple's AppStore.

I enable root access because it is my choice. A PC can do everything a Mac can doesn't mean I should use a PC!

I read this thread because I thought there's something new regarding root access in 10.6 and wow, some of these comments!



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10.6: Enable root user on Snow Leopard
Authored by: chiggsy on Jul 15, '11 11:18:57PM

When you sudo to a root shell, your $LOGNAME will show where you came from.

/var/root is there, it's the home of the root user. This fear is unworthy.

Set your sudoers file properly:

Defaults tty_tickets

added to the Defaults section will ensure that sudo only works for the tty you sudo from.

Otherwise an intruder would only have to watch the log files, wait until you went sudo, and then sudo bash and they have a root shell too.



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