> I know that this is not the right place, but thought that there must be
> a lot of capable people who can answer this .
> Our system administrator is not capable of distinguishing the fact of
> how to stop people from using some one else 's id.
> We are running NIS+.
> The process:
> su - root (On any client machine, of which you have the password.)
> su - userid (You get logged in as the 'userid' specified).
> Is there a way to stop this (Other than going to AFS. etc...).
a) don't use NFS (my personal preference, but it's hard to convince clients of
b) don't let anybody who isn't a system adminstrator have a root password (my
other preference, and what my clients actually do)
Repeat after me: NFS sucks!
Chris Garrigues O- cwg @
Deep Eddy Internet Consulting +1 512 432 4046
609 Deep Eddy Avenue
Austin, TX 78703-4513 http://www.DeepEddy.Com/~cwg/
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