[svlug] Fix to locking oneself out of /etc/sudoers with Ubuntu 14.04

Mark - Syminet mark at syminet.com
Tue Jun 30 07:07:41 PDT 2015


On Jun 30, 2015, at 5:34 AM, Jesse Monroy <jesse650 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/29/15, Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:49:29 -0700
>> Jesse Monroy <jesse650 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> I said I was going to blog this. I finally posted it here:
>>> 
>>> https://unbot.wordpress.com/2015/06/14/fix-to-locking-oneself-out-of-etcsudoers-with-ubuntu-14-04/
>> 
>> Why not have a known password for root, even if you always use sudo
>> instead? I mean, stuff happens, and having an actual root user to use
>> can save your bacon.
>> 
>> SteveT
>> 
> Why do you need a password AT ALL.

LOL I dunno but the first command I run on any Ubuntu machine is "sudo passwd".

RMS is right on a lot of things, it's amazing how things pan out and he's astonishingly
correct.  But unfortunately we can't have that level of trust these days.
Sure wish we could... hopefully someday.

--
Mark


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