From: Donncha O Caoimh (donncha.ocaoimh at domain tradesignals.com)
Date: Wed 07 Apr 1999 - 11:12:33 IST
Why bother running an OS that protects its' files from accidental user
deletion when you use it as a super-user who can delete these files
anyway. Makes no sense. Might as well use Windows..
Making yourself a normal user forces you to be conscious of what you are
doing in the filesystem because you can't do aything to the system
directories without typing "su" and typing the root password any time
you want to do something dangerous.
It makes you feel a lot safer when you know you can do rm -fr / and only
mess up your own files..
Also, if people see you're running as root on a site that's accessible
from the Internet you'll more than likely be a target for cracking
attempts or at least for packet sniffing.. *probably*
William Murphy wrote:
> Owen Kelly wrote:
> > Owen
> > PS: Is there a good reason why we cant post to this board using Netscape
> > while logged in as God, *cough* root? I dont fancy reverting to a user
> > account, even if it is a good idea.
> Hmmmmmm, i'm sending this from netscape as root.
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