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Thread: Advantages of using sudo

  1. #1
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    Nov 2009

    Default Advantages of using sudo

    Some Advantages of leaving Root logins disabled by default include the following:

    The Ubuntu installer has fewer questions to ask.

    Users don't have to remember an extra password (i.e. the root password), which they are likely to forget.

    It avoids the "I can do anything" interactive login by default, you will be prompted for a password before major changes can happen, which should make you think about the consequences of what you are doing.

    sudo adds a log entry of the command(s) run ). If you mess up, you can always go back and see what commands were run. It is also nice for auditing.

    Every cracker trying to brute-force their way into your box will know it has an account named Root and will try that first. What they don't know is what the usernames of your other users are. Since the Root account password is locked, this attack becomes essentially meaningless, since there is no password to crack or guess in the first place.

    Allows easy transfer for admin rights, in a short term or long term period, by adding and removing users from groups, while not compromising the Root account.

    sudo can be setup with a much more fine-grained security policy.

    The Root account password does not need to be shared with everybody who needs to perform some type of administrative task(s) on the system (see the previous bullet).

    The authentication automatically expires after a short time (which can be set to as little as desired or 0); so if you walk away from the terminal after running commands as Root using sudo, you will not be leaving a Root terminal open indefinitely.

    Sudo: Executing Commands In Linux

  2. #2
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    Dec 2017

    Default Advantages of using sudo

    since there never was a retail version of RtcW for Linux, it shouldnt be a problem to use the Windows CD But yes, it works just like a quake3 setup. I have it running on my new box; works great.

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