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[ale] Root Password Problem
- Subject: [ale] Root Password Problem
- From: myo at thy.ml.org (ari)
- Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 10:15:32 -0400
you can't packet sniff local console, as there aren't any packets to sniff.
at minimum, the person would need root on the machine you're logging into, in
order to get direct hardware access. then it wouldn't really matter anyway.
it's still good practice to never log in as root.
Stephen F Nicholas (hcssfn at panther.gsu.edu) said this stuff:
> By default, logging into a box as root 'is a bad thing'. It is disabled
> in RedHat (and I think) Caldera. If someone is 'sniffing' the network,
> they can obtain the root password. If your paths are messed up, try su -
> instead of su.
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