A brief sad note about root passwords
As far as I can see, the inevitable result of having several different
root passwords across your systems is that a smart intruder who
/bin/su on a single system will sooner or later collect
all your root passwords.
(Or perhaps other people are better than we are at typing the right root
password at the current
(Please do not suggest
sudo as the solution. For a start, we'd still
want actual root passwords that are distinct from our own passwords.)
Comments on this page:Written on 04 April 2007.