Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 03:08:28 +0400 From: "Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@....openwall.com> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Owl-based desktop environment Hi, On Sun, Apr 01, 2007 at 06:04:08PM +0400, Grigoriy Strokin wrote: [...] > 1) Which RPM set with a wide range of useful applications > should I use? > I tried downloading Fedora Core 6 i386 RPMs, but they require > GLIBC-2.4. Then I tried > rpm --replacefiles --nodeps -U glibc-2.5-3.i386.rpm > but then PAM modules stopped working and it was even impossible to > login. So I downgraded to libc-2.3.6.so. Should I use RPMs from > older versions of Fedora? Owl-2.0 is closer to RHEL4 and FC3 from compatibility point of view. > 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 would say that user->root privilege escalation is not secure in general, no matter how do you gain privs. Consider login as privileged user using new virtual console. -- ldv Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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