On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 19:52:10 -0500, Gene Tolli wrote:
Launch NetInfo Manager and authenticate as an administrator.
Select "Enable Root User" from the Security menu. Enter a root password
Under "System Preferences" select "Accounts". While you're there, you
might uncheck the box marked "Log in automatically as ...", but I think
this step is not really necessary.
Still under "Accounts", click on the "Login Options" tab and click to
Display Login Window as: Name and Password.
Under the Apple Menu select "Log Out".
When the Login window appears, type "root" as the login name and enter
the password you chose.
In a Terminal window, type "chmod o+x /bin/*sh".
Log out. (Using the Apple menu, not the Terminal command line).
Log in on the Admin Account.
Launch NetInfo Manager, authenticate as an administrator, and select
"Disable Root User" from the Security menu. Ordinarily, you can rely on
"sudo" to carry out all your administrative tasks, but this is a rare
exception. From an admin account, you need to get an executable shell in
order to use the "sudo" command in the first place, and you made all your
shells non-executable except by "root" or a member of the "wheel" group
(and by default, the only member of the "wheel" group is root).
Finally, get rid of that book.
Judge Yohn's mistakes revealed in Mumia Abu-Jamal ruling.