Sudo Will Rot Your Brain

09 November 2004

Over the past couple months, I've been diligently changing root passwords and others, and shortly after I do, I end up changing them again, because I can't remember them at all.

Thanks to sudo(8) I can barely remember any of my root passwords. I don't need it when I have sudo. It keeps me from lingering logged in as root, but it seems like a dangerous trend to not remember any of the passwords. I know when confronted with an fsck or something that says "login in single-user mode", I'm going to be in trouble.

Using openssh keys to login without passwords is sure to rot the user passwords right out of my brain as well.


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