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Old 01-19-2008
Root admin info

(Very New to UNIX- Solaris world)

I have my Solaris 10 system built, and can login using root.

This root user is a super type of admin user as I understand it.

1.My question is do UNIX admins usually use this account for all admin tasks or do they use another account similar to this account with the same privileges , if so how do you do this in basic terms.


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Old 01-19-2008
you should avoid logging directly into the root account. The console is the only place where this should be allowed to happen. Create a regular user account and use the su command to perform administrative tasks. You can also configure sudo depending on your requirements.
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Old 01-20-2008
Many thanks - D
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