Re: Root users shell == no existant shell /bin/bash
From: Matt Piechota (piechota_at_argolis.org)
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 15:18:49 -0400 (EDT) To: Roger Marquis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Fri, 9 Jul 2004, Roger Marquis wrote:
> Where do people come up with these folk "rules"? I spend all day
> working in various root shells as part of my job. Couldn't do it
It depends on what type of work you're doing, I suppose. The idea is you
should only use root for things that are absolutely necessary. In theory,
you should read man pages, investigate everything, and pull up a second
shell as root just it issue commands with it. The reasoning is if there's
a bug in a program (like man, or lynx, netscape) you could hose the whole
system up if you're root (or get it infected). On the less paranoid side,
a mistype as root could have rather bad consequences.
-- Matt Piechota _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-security To unsubscribe, send any mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org"