[CHANGE PROPOSAL] The securetty file is empty by default

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Wed Apr 2 23:15:01 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 02:12:50PM -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> How does someone express strong disagreement to this change ?

Posting here is a good start. You can also add a note in the FESCo ticket
for approval once one is filed, and if you are incredibly passionate you can
come to the FESCo meeting (although I'm hoping we can make those meetings
more efficient, so that's not a good place for back and forth -- if possible
we should work out the issues before the meeting).

> This change makes it very hard to do necessary maintenance. I can
> understand blocking SSH login as root with password by default, but I do
> not understand what is the point of blocking console login as root.

I assume that it's for a kiosk or public (or at least managed) lab
situation. It makes sense for that, but I'm not convinced of a benefit
otherwise, and I don't think that situation is the default....

Matthew Miller    --   Fedora Project    --    <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
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