[Theforum] Re: root access

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Sun Apr 28 05:28:22 CDT 2002

On Sunday, April 28, 2002, at 04:12  am, Lachlan Cannon wrote:

> But nevertheless, shouldn't the sc be doing sc stuff, rather than
> fiddling
> with the boxes? The SC should be the ones who hand out root access. they
> should have the power to take it away and give it as needed (as well as
> other levels of access). However they shouldn't need it themselves. To
> take
> the example of the flame article being posted, the SC could then revoke
> that
> person's access to the machines, and get someone else from that group
> to fix
> the problem (take the article down). This way the SC is administrating
> evolt
> like it's meant to be doing, without having to get involved with
> technical
> stuff.

I think so, Lach

> (Notto say SC members can'e be involved - they just have to join the
> relevant group, of course?)

Yes, if you happen to have root access (or indeed access to anything
else), it's by virtue of your membership of a MonkeyGroup, not of
the SC.

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