Remotely edit user disk quota

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Fri May 29 11:03:33 UTC 2009

> Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:
>> Even 15 seconds of thinking is enough to understand that logging
>> to other user and then su - gives completely no extra security.
> I don't buy this, given that root's login name is well known :)

if someone can intercept the passwords you type, then he/she will 
intercept both user password you log in and then su password you type.

He/she actually can gain more if you use su, as you may use the same user 
password somewhere else.

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