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    Disadvantages of setting a root password?

    I was just wondering: are there any actual disadvantages to setting a root password in Ubuntu...especially if you re-disable the root account after setting the password? Setting a root password would also render the password reset method mentioned in the article below useless, right?

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

    P.S. I have no need to perform any actions that would require actual root access...I'm just wondering whether setting a strong password for root would be a good security measure or not...
    Last edited by na5h; March 23rd, 2013 at 02:12 PM.

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