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From Geoff Coffey <>
Subject Re: OS X httpd.conf
Date Wed, 13 Mar 2002 20:12:40 GMT
On 3/13/02 12:11 PM, "Robert J. Liebsch" <>

> Third, you can get root through a published hack, or by reseting
> root password from the OSX CDROM boot process. There is a menu
> up in the top left corner, which can change passwords for user
> accounts, OR you can sudo passwd root.  Make sure you don't allow
> any other users to "Administrate this Server" they will be added
> to "wheel" and thus be able to take root through sudo. So, protect
> root, and your admin. Make a Second non privelage account for
> yourself. 

I agree in spirit with this, but don't get the impression that the admin
account is a free-for-all. Sudo is very configurable. If you don't want
admins to have full root capability, configure sudo more restrictively. By
default it is very open for admins.



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