theoretical question - can root's username be changed?
jvian10 at charter.net
Sat Dec 3 13:25:25 UTC 2005
On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 09:01 -0600, akonstam at trinity.edu wrote:
> > The privileges are given to UID 0, but many things depend on the name as
> > well so it becomes very difficult to remove the username.
> I had this reaction also, But in thinking about it I had a hard time
> coming up with any facility in Fedora that depend on the name root.
> Could you give an example?
Guy gave you a pretty good list, but did not mention
console helper (used with all the system-config-xxxxx tools)
(I have tested the two above myself.)
the mail aliases file /etc/aliases. Yes, it can be changed but would be
And so many others that I do not have time to research the details. (I
am not planning to remove the username of root at any foreseeable future
time, so do not need to be that exhaustive.)
> Time will end all my troubles, but I don't always approve of Time's methods.
> Aaron Konstam
> Computer Science
> Trinity University
> telephone: (210)-999-7484
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