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Re: [suse-security] Re: Root user
* Francois Pinard wrote on Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 10:03 -0400:
> I once used to have a `root' and a `root2', both having uid 0 in
> `/etc/passwd', and I used this for quite a while, and do not remember
> any adverse effect.
What does this help? It would be interesting to know, "what
root" e.g. changed or created a file, but as you stated, this is
not possible this way. I think this may introduce some confusion
(without any positive effect I can see) - which I would not
recommend. Maybe this is a reason: KISS (keep it simple, stupid)
is a little violated by such a configuration (which I would call
uncommon and missleading, maybe).
If you what to have multiple people to access this accout, a
shared password should be OK, because root can easily install
local password sniffing by replacing /bin/login or something.
Even strace should be sufficient for this. In this case SSH Keys
help, because even root cannot compromise the secret key of the
connecting client AFAIK.
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