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Debian Equivalent of Group "Wheel"? - Debian

Dear List, I¹m a newcomer and tried to find this topic in the archives, but I had trouble using Glimpse to filter out ³wheel mouse². I hope I¹m not belaboring a well-covered point. If so, my appologies. On my Mac (a flavor of BSD Unix), all administrators, including root, are part of group, ³wheel². I couldn¹t find that group in the ³group² file on my Debian system and lack the experience to recognize its equivalent. Is there, by convention, a Debian equivalent to the ³wheel² group? Thanks sincerely, Marc -- Marc C. Trudeau Principal M & T Solutions 2001 Donna ...

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    Default Debian Equivalent of Group "Wheel"?

    Dear List,

    I¹m a newcomer and tried to find this topic in the archives, but I had
    trouble using Glimpse to filter out ³wheel mouse². I hope I¹m not belaboring
    a well-covered point. If so, my appologies.

    On my Mac (a flavor of BSD Unix), all administrators, including root, are
    part of group, ³wheel². I couldn¹t find that group in the ³group² file on my
    Debian system and lack the experience to recognize its equivalent. Is there,
    by convention, a Debian equivalent to the ³wheel² group?

    Thanks sincerely,

    Marc
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    Default Re: Debian Equivalent of Group "Wheel"?

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    On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 09:39:33AM -0400, Marc Trudeau wrote:
    > On my Mac (a flavor of BSD Unix), all administrators, including root, are
    > part of group, ?wheel?. I couldn?t find that group in the ?group? file on my
    > Debian system and lack the experience to recognize its equivalent. Is there,
    > by convention, a Debian equivalent to the ?wheel? group?
    wheel, but it's use is not enabled by default nor is it recommended
    for security reasons. See pam doentation to enable wheel.

    - --
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    Default Re: Debian Equivalent of Group

    > De: Paul Johnson <baloo>
    > Data: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 06:43:18 -0700
    > Assunto: Re: Debian Equivalent of Group "Wheel"?
    >
    > On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 09:39:33AM -0400, Marc Trudeau wrote:
    > > On my Mac (a flavor of BSD Unix), all administrators, including root, are
    > > part of group, ?wheel?. I couldn?t find that group in the ?group? file on my
    > > Debian system and lack the experience to recognize its equivalent. Is there,
    > > by convention, a Debian equivalent to the ?wheel? group?
    >
    > wheel, but it's use is not enabled by default nor is it recommended
    > for security reasons. See pam doentation to enable wheel.
    >
    I thought it is recommended so in
    [url]http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/securing-debian-howto/ch4.en.html#s4.10[/url]

    Can you give us further info about why it is not recommended or point
    a source about that ?

    Any kind of will be welcome !

    Regards,
    Cristian


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    On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 12:11:17PM -0300, Cristian Escalante wrote:
    > Can you give us further info about why it is not recommended or point
    > a source about that ?
    Oh. I was thinking of the traditional usage of wheel, that is, select
    users get to go root without knowing the password.

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    Default Re: Debian Equivalent of Group "Wheel"?

    On Mon, 7 Jul 2003, Marc Trudeau wrote:
    > Dear List,
    >
    > I¹m a newcomer and tried to find this topic in the archives, but I had
    > trouble using Glimpse to filter out ³wheel mouse². I hope I¹m not belaboring
    > a well-covered point. If so, my appologies.
    >
    Please post as text as well as html for us readers who prefer
    using text-based email readers.
    > Thanks sincerely,
    >
    > Marc
    >
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