[CHANGE PROPOSAL] The securetty file is empty by default

Paul Wouters paul at nohats.ca
Thu Apr 3 15:03:06 UTC 2014

On Thu, 3 Apr 2014, Simo Sorce wrote:

> On Thu, 2014-04-03 at 07:32 -0700, quickbooks office wrote:
>> This change will not affect logging into the console using the local
>> account and then doing su to get root privileges.
> What "local" account ?

>> Is there a problem with logging into the local user account and then
>> typing su and the root password?
> Yes, in most installation I do not have any "local" user


The ability to login as root over the (virtual) serial console is
very important. If anything, securetty should include all those
(virtual) serials ports per default.


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