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Subject: Re: [lids] Re: Secure Linux Distro (fwd)
From: Dustin D. Trammell (dtrammellcautech.com)
Date: Mon May 15 2000 - 10:33:16 CDT
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Saturday, May 13, 2000, 2:16:10 AM, Crazy Man wrote:
CM> First of all, I'm a new user to Linux so don't flame me if I say/ask
CM> something rather stupid. That out of the way, I'de like to ask what the
CM> difference between an admin acount and a root account is. Or is it just a
CM> different title for the same account?
It really depends on who set the accounts up. I personally create an
unprivileged admin account to log into remotely because I don't allow
remote root logins. That's the sole function of my admin account.
However, others may use a slightly privileged admin account to say, do
backups, or handle log rotations. It really depends on the admin of
Dustin D. Trammell
Information Security Analyst
CAU Technologies, Inc.
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