Re: Password Management (Not user a/c)

From: Vladimir Menkov (
Date: 12/27/01

From: (Vladimir Menkov)
Date: 26 Dec 2001 23:44:37 GMT

In article <a0c413$mbn$>, <> 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,

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