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Re: SEUL: Target user for SEUL
George Bonser wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 1998, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> > > Is it practical to have some kind of daemon that senses when
> > >the user doesn't have the privilages needed, and automatically runs su,
> > >with a suitable warning? This may be virtually impossible, I'm just
> > >asking.
> > A daemon might be a bad idea, IMO. I honestly don't think it's beyond
> > the abilities of the average user to learn that some functions require
> > superuser priveleges.
> Wait! Hold on! Even Windows NT has the concept of "Administrator". There
> are certain things that only the person with the adminstrator password can
> do such as setting user rights, etc.
> We can add an Administrator user with a UID 0, GID 1 to the SEUL distro
> passwd file. The concept of only one person being allowed to do things
> like install system-wide software and setting permissions for things is
> not beyond the skills of many Windows users. Anyone migrating from
> Netware is also familliar with the concept.
That would be root. Isn't root already the administrator?