Re: Password Management (Not user a/c)

From: Vladimir Menkov (vmenkov@cs.indiana.edu)
Date: 12/27/01


From: vmenkov@cs.indiana.edu (Vladimir Menkov)
Date: 26 Dec 2001 23:44:37 GMT

In article <a0c413$mbn$1@nyheter.crt.se>, <phn@icke-reklam.ipsec.nu> wrote:
...
>Get sudo, and stop using root's password ( it could be written down and
>hidden in a safe somewhere )
...>
>Now with the advent of sudo the life is much better, everyone uses
>their personal login/password EVERYWHERE, and sudo is configured
>to allow rights to commands according to roles. There is no "root-password"
>to care about ( the only moments you might need it is during singleuser
>boot's if so configured)
...
>--
>Peter Håkanson

I fully agree with Peter's suggestion of using "su".

On Solaris, by the way, one convenient alternative to "su" is "slide";
check the man pages. I don't know if it is available on HP-UX too,
though.

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