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Old 08-08-2008, 05:12 AM   #1
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user in root group different from root

How is the user in root group different from root exactly.

What are the things he cant do that a root can do.

Please explain.

Old 08-08-2008, 06:35 AM   #2
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One of the advantages of using GNU/Linux is that you don't need to pay a fee or somebody elses approval to experiment with it. So if you know all about UIDs, capabilities, ACLs and security contexts as you indicated in your other thread then you should also know how to test it. You can also turn things around and instead ask yourself: "what requires root rights"? Apart from DAC think Linux kernel capabilities like CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE or (real nice) CAP_SYS_BOOT. This is not a RTM type of answer, but a reminder there's a lot you can investigate yourself. And since you've been deliberately vague in your other thread I think it is time for you to do some research of your own. If that is not what you want to do then you can ignore this reply but then you will also have to accept solutions offered elsewhere for your problem...
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A user in the root group is an ordinary user, no root privileges at all. Group access gives them permission to access a few more files, executables, and devices but no special privileges.
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Thanks... I was also having an inner feeling that I am not doing much on my own. I will try to change..


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