theoretical question - can root's username be changed?
mjs at ces.clemson.edu
Fri Dec 2 20:20:03 UTC 2005
On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Mike McCarty wrote:
> One thing I can think of: There are e-mails sent to root
> from various subsystems to notify of events.
But you don't need to have the userid to route mail successfully. See
# Person who should get root's mail
Just uncomment the second line above and put the forwarding address in
place of "marc", save, run newaliases, and mail forwarding works, even if
there is no root user.
I'm not claiming everything works with no root, but mail forwarding does.
Clemson University Math Sciences
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