Question about a recent installation
doug at fledge.watson.org
Mon May 5 23:17:22 UTC 2008
On Mon, 5 May 2008, Mario Vazquez wrote:
> I have been using different Linux distributions for some years, and decided to
> give FreeBSD a try. The install was successful, but have a question about how
> the root account is made. Found that the root folder was created with the
> user/group privileges root:wheel. Is not that a kind of security risk? I
> know that usually only the account used by the administrator is the one, in
> addition to root, that belongs to the wheel group. But also I know that
> sometimes admins get lazy and give for limited time extra privileges just to
> allow someone to do something, and that's where the danger can come. Btw,
> that's just my opinion.
To give limited priviledges I think sudo (as in linux??) would be used.
If that does not provide enough security then kerberos could be used.
In general I don't see how you main concern is unique to FreeBSD.
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