Re: auto login for root r.h. 9
From: Eric Taylor (et_at_rocketship1.com)
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 18:33:01 GMT
Paul Lutus wrote:
> Eric Taylor wrote:
> > I know, it is dangerous, but not for me. I want to turn on a machine, and
> > have it auto login to root. In R.H. 9, you can do an auto login, but it
> > will not let me do this into root. I use this system to build kernels and
> > always run as root. It's a machine that is in a secure place.
> > It is not a security issue for me.
> So for now, do what the OS wants you to do, because it is a security issue
> for the rest of the world. By the time you learn how to circumvent this,
> you will have learned enough to know why you shouldn't.
Well, it's my system, and I don't have to show the OS no stinkin badges.
I'm tired of logging in over and over as I need to keep rebooting to
try out different kernels. I understand the security issues for others. To
circumvent this, I had to open the system to remote root access so
I can run a telent (not even ssh) client with automatic login scripts.
So, here is a case where not allowing me to do what I want actually
makes my system less secure.
> Paul Lutus