camorri Posted April 11, 2009 Report Share Posted April 11, 2009 First of all, why would I need a user called guest? Is it necessary, and does it give me a security hole? A little background. I'm running a samba server on this system, and I think the guest user is there to allow printing, without a log in by the end users. ( my family ). I found a sym link in /home pointing to my home directory. Just a guess, does this give anyone connecting as 'guest' access to my home directory? Second question, is about the root passwd. If I open a konsole, and su, the password I use works, I get root privileges, as expected. If I use ctrl + alt + f1 to get a command prompt, type 'root' and use the password that works from a konsole and su, the password fails. I don't understand why it works with su and not through a tty. How can I fix this, I would like one password that works for both. I must admit, security is not my long suite... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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