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Re: Fw: Root's Shell
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Fw: Root's Shell
- From: Saad Kadhi <saad_(_at_)_docisland_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 21:42:38 +0100
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 01:25:21PM -0600, anonymous wrote:
> > Why
> > " . . . it is not advised to change the root shell. however, your average
> > admin
> > usually create a 'toor' account which has the same ID as root (0) and
> > give it a bash shell."
> > What is a 'toor' account, why (and when) use it, and why give it a bash
> > shell?
> > Is there anything wrong with just changing the root login shell to sh or
> > ksh, or else installing the statically-compiled bash and making that the
> > default root login?
if you know what you are doing, the answer is no. but I believe that the
openbsd team has chosen csh as the default root shell for good reasons.
maybe it is just historical. anyways. in my unix experience, whether on
openbsd or any other unixish system, I never change the root shell.
that's the way I do things. others may have good reasons to disagree and
do otherwise but that's fine with me :). each administrator uses the
techniques that suits her/his habits better.
I agree with Greg Thomas. I don't see what's the problem in keeping the
root shell as it is and typing bash/zsh/etc once logged in. if you think
typing four extra chars is a time waste, create an alias to decrease it
to one. or use 'toor'. or better, do not use the root account as I and
others said earlier but use 'sudo'.
Saad Kadhi -- [saad_(_at_)_docisland_(_dot_)_org] [saad_(_dot_)_kadhi_(_at_)_hapsis_(_dot_)_fr]
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