ACL Question: normal user howto restrict root's permition ?

Gary Harthill gary.harthill at
Thu Nov 4 10:14:44 UTC 2004

If you really don't want root to have access to data then encrypt it.

Other than this root is god.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:fedora-list-bounces at] On Behalf Of Scot L. Harris
Sent: 04 November 2004 01:41
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Subject: Re: ACL Question: normal user howto restrict root's permition ?

On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 19:25, Gang Xu wrote:
> Hi, all~
> I have a question:
> normal users how to restrict root permition of a file(own by normal

> [result is:] 
>   root can read the /tmp/test
> Why?
> I don't want root read the /tmp/test
> How to do?
> Could anyone  help me?
> Very very thankx~~~~~
> :-)
> --
> Skywind

I think you are out of luck.  Root is THE privileged user on the
system.  root is God and can do anything, read anything, access

That is why it is so important to protect root access as carefully as
possible, if someone gets root they own the system.  

You should perform the vast majority of your work using a normal user
account and only rarely su over to root for certain things that only
root can do.
Scot L. Harris
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The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
		-- Franklin P. Jones 

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