What I mean if someone wants to hack to machine or even get physical access
half of the job is done by knowing the root user name. Although windows
security blows but they have this feature renaming administrator user
account name
It would be like if you want to go in a street and steal a diamond ring.
First you have to know the lot number of house which has it and second the
key to get in. would make it harder to try every single house
Anyway thank you for fast response

-----Original Message-----
From: Giorgos Keramidas [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: August 25, 2004 6:55 PM
To: Ara Avvali
Subject: Re: Change root user name? possible?

On 2004-08-25 18:50, Ara Avvali <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Sorry if this might sound crazy, but is there anyway to rename root
> to something else for extra security?

No.  At least, not as far as I know.

Probably because it wouldn't provide any extra security unless you
tinkered with a hell of a lot of settings; both in the default, base
system and any ports/packages you installed afterwards.

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