Re: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-26 Thread Matthew Seaman
On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 08:49:06AM +0930, Tim Aslat wrote: In the immortal words of Charles Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED]... Whether this gains you much security is another question entirely, and you risk breaking single-user mode and various low-level pieces of software which expect root to

Re: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-26 Thread Dick Davies
* Ara Avvali [EMAIL PROTECTED] [0804 00:04]: 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 uid 0 is special,

Re: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-26 Thread Jerold McAllister
Ara Avvali writes: Sorry if this might sound crazy, but is there anyway to rename root account to something else for extra security? Thank you It would not provide you any more security. The key thing is the UID which for root has to be '0' You can create any number of accounts with UID of 0

Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Ara Avvali
Sorry if this might sound crazy, but is there anyway to rename root account to something else for extra security? Thank you ___ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to

Re: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Giorgos Keramidas
On 2004-08-25 18:50, Ara Avvali [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sorry if this might sound crazy, but is there anyway to rename root account 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

Re: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Radek Kozlowski
On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 06:50:46PM -0400, Ara Avvali wrote: Sorry if this might sound crazy, but is there anyway to rename root account to something else for extra security? Thank you I don't think it would increase your security, because any person that has access to your machine could

Re: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Mania.co.il
Hello Ara, Thursday, August 26, 2004, 12:50:46 AM, you wrote: AA Sorry if this might sound crazy, but is there anyway to rename root account AA to something else for extra security? AA Thank you AA ___ AA [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list AA

RE: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Ara Avvali
Avvali Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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 account to something else for extra security? No. At least, not as far as I know. Probably

RE: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Sheets, Jason (Manpower Contract)
] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ara Avvali Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 4:51 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Change root user name? possible? Sorry if this might sound crazy, but is there anyway to rename root account to something else for extra security? Thank you

Re: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Charles Swiger
On Aug 25, 2004, at 6:50 PM, Ara Avvali wrote: Sorry if this might sound crazy, but is there anyway to rename root account to something else for extra security? Why, yes, you can rename root. Use vipw. If you setup sudo properly, you can even run a system without any valid uid=0 users existing

Re: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Tim Aslat
In the immortal words of Charles Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED]... Whether this gains you much security is another question entirely, and you risk breaking single-user mode and various low-level pieces of software which expect root to exist, but it can be done. I know it can be done, a couple of

Re: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Lewis Thompson
On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 07:03:10PM -0400, Ara Avvali wrote: 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. But they could just look in the passwd file... -lewiz. -- I was so much older then, I'm younger than

RE: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Ara Avvali
Damn right. Never thought of that -Original Message- From: Lewis Thompson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: August 25, 2004 7:25 PM To: Ara Avvali Cc: 'Giorgos Keramidas'; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Change root user name? possible? On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 07:03:10PM -0400, Ara Avvali

Re: Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Giorgos Keramidas
[-- Outlook mutilation of text and top-posting manually fixed. --] On 2004-08-25 19:03, Ara Avvali [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Giorgos Keramidas [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 2004-08-25 18:50, Ara Avvali [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sorry if this might sound crazy, but is there anyway to

Change root user name? possible?

2004-08-25 Thread Ara Avvali
Huh Looks like it is pointless do such a thing. Thank you for reply Message: 21 Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 00:59:26 +0200 From: Radek Kozlowski [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Change root user name? possible? To: Ara Avvali [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL