Re: single login
From: erik (erik_at_geenspam.vanwesten.net)
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2003 01:34:32 +0200
Lew Pitcher wrote:
> /dev/rob0 wrote:
>> In article <3F2AA8C8.email@example.com>, Lew Pitcher wrote:
>>>that, even in single user mode (i.e. runlevel 1 or S), /sbin/login is
>>>started on the console. FWIW, Slackware is one of the distributions
>>>configured this way, out of the box.
>> Ah, spoiled by Slack. I've never really used any other distro much.
>> You mean others come up with a root prompt without a password in init
>> 1? Ouch!
> The other distros are getting better. There are fewer questions about
> "linux single" and the root prompt these days than there were even a
> couple of years ago. It appears that all the distros got security
> concious in the last year or two.
What protection do you expect from a system with physical access? Give
me 30 seconds and I'm inside rewiring so it will boot _my_ hd. <g>
All the 'concerns' about accessing a system standing physically in front
of you are a little bit exagerated aren't they? It will slow down an
intruder, but for sure not stop him. Not for a very long time.
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