root almighty

David Reyes Samblas Martinez david at
Tue May 19 09:21:51 CEST 2009

2009/5/19 Max <max at>:
> Hello.
> As far as I know most (all?) distributions for FR use root account to
> run phone application and to access device via ssh. To my mind this
> introduce great security risk.
> At the same time on my Ubuntu by default root is unable to logon anyhow
> and everything is done via sudo. This lets me think that there is no
> need to use root account on FR - at least not for running phone
> application and for remote access.
> I wonder - is there distribution which tried to address this issue?
> Are there any plans to use regular user instead of root in om2009?
> Maybe using package-kit (which works via dbus btw) and policy-kit might
> help?
> best regards,
> Max.
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Max, search on the list, for example in nabble[1], and you will find a
lot of pretty loooong threads disscussing this issue


David Reyes Samblas Martinez
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