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10.5: Enable the root user
Authored by: dbs on Oct 29, '07 10:19:06AM

Make sure you explicitly disable root access for ssh if you enable the root account.

I don't see why you wouldn't just use "sudo su" if you want to "su" to root. The only benefit I can think of for having an enabled root user is that you could log into the GUI as root.

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10.5: Enable the root user
Authored by: tom_b on Oct 29, '07 12:27:14PM

Or "sudo bash" etc.

I occasionally want a shell when I want to run a sequence of commands as root. I've set my sudoers to ask me for my password every time I do sudo (i.e. timeout is zero) which may be more secure for when I leave my box, but can sometimes be a real pain!

But I've never needed to enable root.

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