View Full Version : [all variants] Root user built-in protections???

January 31st, 2010, 02:39 AM
Any Linux machine (except PCLOS) that I log into as root user seems to not start networking.

I haven't tried sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart , to see if it does start, because anytime I DO this, it's for 'local' work.

Anybody know about default root user configuration settings???

January 31st, 2010, 06:55 AM
Do you mean booting single user? That won't start many services at all, since it's intended for system recovery after some serious fault so it provides a minimal environment for repair.

January 31st, 2010, 07:04 PM
From a best practices standpoint it is inadvisable to give a direct root session network access. Best to log in as a user and elevate for whatever task requires it. I wouldn't know how to change the configuration to allow root to have network access, but I would advise that if you find out how to do it, and if it's necessary for a specific task, that you change it back whenever the task is finished.