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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?