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Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 23:12:25 +0400
From: "(GalaxyMaster)" <galaxy@...nwall.com>
To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Owl-based desktop environment

Grigoriy,

On Sun, Apr 01, 2007 at 06:04:08PM +0400, Grigoriy Strokin wrote:

>   3) Later I used sudo, but now I know it is not a good idea
>      to use su/sudo to root as a non-privileged user.
>      So, what is the right way to get admin's privileges while working
>      locally in X Window as grg? 
>        ssh r_grg@...alhost ? 
>      What about using passwords?

I'd recommend to not make an unprivileged user to privileged user switch
(if you are concerned about security).  From this point of view ssh
r_grg@...alhost is no better than su - (although both are better than
sudo).

As for me, when I need root powers on my PC, I'm switching to another
console (e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F2 in X) and login as root.

-- 
(GM)

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