On Thu, April 5, 2007 09:42, Victor Engmark wrote: > Hi all, > > I thought it would be a good idea to use sudo on my FreeBSD laptop, > but I'm > having doubts after checking the handbook (it's not mentioned at all) > and > Google (most of the articles were obscure and / or old). > > Are you using sudo? If not, why?
I personally don't use sudo. From my perspective the only real advantage to using it is that it is possible to provide a fine-grained access to limited functions that would normally only be available to the root account. Thus, if you require more than one "normal" account to perform some aspect of system maintenance it is possible to do this via the sudoers file. As I'm the sole maintainer of /my/ systems I don't feel the need to utilize sudo. Instead I have a separate local account on each system added to the wheel group and use that to su to the root account to perform system maintainance. Therefore, I don't use my normal everyday account when performing system maintainance. -- kelvin _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"