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Old 03-26-2005, 08:06 PM   #16
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Well im addicted to root... beer!
I'm afraid of root... it's addictive....

Beer for me!
 
Old 03-26-2005, 08:09 PM   #17
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I'm afraid of root... it's addictive....

Beer for me!
I'm not addicted to root, and look what happend to...
 
Old 03-26-2005, 08:48 PM   #18
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I'm not addicted to root, and look what happend to...
Then take heed to my advice. Be afraid... (stick with beer)
 
Old 03-26-2005, 10:39 PM   #19
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Then take heed to my advice. Be afraid... (stick with beer)
After half a bottle of ouzo, I cannot be afraid of root.

ouzo=greek drink. 45% alcohol
 
Old 03-27-2005, 10:17 AM   #20
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i have been using linux as a work-horse for about 5 or 6 years,using forever-on ADSL broadband connection for about 2 years,
all the while login as root,nothings really happened as long as your machine are locked down well.
Linux should be as "easy" as windows,right?
 
Old 03-27-2005, 10:23 AM   #21
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Actually ill just stick with my bottle of vodka thank you! lol
 
Old 03-29-2005, 04:49 PM   #22
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i have been using linux as a work-horse for about 5 or 6 years,using forever-on ADSL broadband connection for about 2 years,
all the while login as root,nothings really happened as long as your machine are locked down well.
That is true to a point, however, regardless of your system setup, you are still taking more of a risk by staying in root than if you used a user account, even if it is just a little bit more.

There is always the statement that many of us have heard dozens or even hundreds of times before, "It is always good practice, or habit to get in to, to avoid root." :-)
 
Old 03-29-2005, 11:50 PM   #23
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Ask yourself this question: When I am using the keyboard,

A. I sometimes make typos.
B. I have never, ever made a typo in my life and it is impossible that in the future I will either.

Unless you can honestly answer "B", running as root is a very poor choice. Use at your own risk. -- J.W.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 12:38 AM   #24
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Got root?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 08:21 PM   #25
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I "su - root" every time I want to install something that requires root priveleges and to manage stuck tasks, etc... is that so wrong?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 09:13 PM   #26
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I don't have any accounts. I just login to kde as "root" . The reason for it is because I don't know how to go into files as root when I did have a "normal account". I want to go into /root stuff that I just go log in as root.

Regards,
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Old 03-31-2005, 09:13 PM   #27
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I "su - root" every time I want to install something that requires root priveleges and to manage stuck tasks, etc... is that so wrong?
No, not at all. There are certain tasks that only root can run, and therefore, Yes, from time to time it's necessary to become root. However, it would be risky to run as root by default or as a matter of routine. -- J.W.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 09:16 PM   #28
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I run root as default. Why is that such a bad idea?

Regards,
Michael
 
Old 03-31-2005, 10:36 PM   #29
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Because one mistake and you can potentially hose your system completely. Also, if any programs you use (Web browser, mail client, etc.) has a security problem then anyone who exploits it is running as root on your machine. Basically, remember that privileges are your friends. Become root only when you need to do an administrative task.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 02:15 AM   #30
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I don't have any accounts. I just login to kde as "root" . The reason for it is because I don't know how to go into files as root when I did have a "normal account". I want to go into /root stuff that I just go log in as root.

Regards,
Michael
You don't need to login to your root account to administer your system or access files in /root. You can do it using the "su" command from the console or you can run konqueror with root privileges by doing "kdesu konqueror". Do "man su" to find out more on how to use the "su" command.
 
  


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