Talk:Disable root password and gain su sudo with no password

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The <verbatims> here! I begged in the chat that people use a Find and Replace app in another function to change them to <pre>s! Oh well. I'll do it meself.

Also the \"s should have been changed to "s... there's major diff!!! lol.

Actually this whole page is messed up. I'm redoing it!!! lol.

Ahhh... see how much better it looks with proper grammar?

--dlanor 16:40, 23 Jul 2005 (EDT)

what about security?

it may sound strange, but i think that we should mention that you open holes in security if you follow this article. allowing all users to sudo is not always wise. --Dp 23:22, 29 Jul 2005 (EDT)

don't understand what you are saying. Who gives permission for all users to sudo - by what command? --User:Pink Chick
i only wanted to express that there is a reason why there is a root account and why su/sudo needs password. obviously on a liveCD or a local installation with only 2 or so users, it is no question of security (e.g. you and your girlfriend) but in big installations it is another case. this should be mentioned somehow, but i don't know how in detail. i don't say that you open all users to do sudo but users may do this reading this doc (adding all users to this group) forgetting about the meaning of root. --Dp 17:18, 2 Aug 2005 (EDT)
you still need a password, so i can't see your point. if you disable root, using sudo is teh most secure way to act as superuser - like ubuntu does. attackers have not only to guess root's passwd to get in, but also a user account that is a sudoer. furthermore, if you are a console junkie like i am, it is more secure to just sudo a command and then fallback to normal power, then to have a complete root login. --the froopy Moo-Crumpus 02:02, 12 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Isn't this line in /etc/sudoers and adding your user to wheel group enogugh to do the job (and disabling the root login with passwd -l of course)?

 %wheel  ALL=(ALL)       NOPASSWD: ALL

Delmonico 06:49, 23 June 2006 (EDT)