user created at install added in sudoers ?

Dan Young dyoung at
Wed Jun 20 15:33:36 UTC 2007

On 6/20/07, n0dalus <n0dalus+redhat at> wrote:
> On 6/20/07, Dan Young <dyoung at> wrote:
> > On 6/19/07, n0dalus <n0dalus+redhat at> wrote:
> > > In what way would it benefit a majority of users? I could be wrong,
> > > but I suspect the majority of Fedora installations only have one
> > > administrator, in which case, sudo actually ends up making things
> > > _less_ secure (it provides another account by which root access can be
> > > cracked).
> >
> > In a "1st user gets sudo" scenario, I'd lock the root account. It
> > wouldn't be _another_ account to crack, it would be a different
> > account.
> >
> If that's what you want, can I suggest you propose that as a firstboot
> option instead then? Currently the proposal seemed to be just "1st
> user gets sudo", and root is still available.

I don't care either way, frankly. It's unlikely that consensus can be
reached on a change like this. The only reason Ubuntu could get away
with it is that it was the default since the days.

Dan Young <dyoung at>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services

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