[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

+1

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.

Paul


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