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Re: Root access removed



On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 10:06, Ben Stringer wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 16:23, Chadley Wilson wrote:
> 
> 
> > End-users who are new to Linux easy irritated by passwd prompts,
> > My one customer made a (I think valid ) comment: He said and I quote 
> > "I should be given the option to choose whether or not I want a passwd
> > protected system. Why do other people tell me what I need."
> 
> The simple answer to this is that for systems connected to the internet, 
> if they become compromised, they can be used to spread more virus' and 
> spam, so they affect the wider community, not just the owner. 
What is wrong with just a good firewall and running DR-WEB to protect
the PC?
Just curious :-}

> It is 
> irresponsible to have a PC that is externally accessible poorly secured.
> The case where the PC is not network-accessible is increasingly a special 
> case, and a security choice made at installation time may lead to a 
> compromise later on if the PC is connected to a network.
> 
> The reasons for not removing separation of privileges is well documented
> and not specific to Fedora. I'd suggest researching past discussions on this
> and other lists.
> 
> Cheers, Ben
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