Hello World

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jan 17 19:31:47 CET 2015

On 17/01/2015 16:47, cl at isbd.net wrote:
> Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 01/17/2015 07:51 AM, Albert van der Horst wrote:
>>> In article <mailman.17471.1420721626.18130.python-list at python.org>,
>>> Chris Angelico  <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> <SNIP>
>>>> But sure. If you want to cut out complication, dispense with user
>>>> accounts altogether and run everything as root. That's WAY simpler!
>>> I didn't except this strawman argument from you.
>>> Of course you need a distinction between doing system things as
>>> root, and working as a normal user. You just don't need sudo.
>> I just don't see the distinction.  What's the difference between having
>> to type in a root password and having to type in your own administrative
>> user password?  Guess we're all just struggling to understand your logic
>> here.
> One big distinction is that you need to know two passwords to get root
> access if there's a real root account as opposed to using sudo.  This
> only applies of course if direct root login isn't allowed (via ssh or
> whatever).

Bah humbug, this has reminded me of doing secure work whereby each 
individual had two passwords, both of which had to be changed every 
thirty days, and rules were enforced so you couldn't just increment the 
number at the end of a word or similar.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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