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SubjectRe: Username "root" unique?
On Sun, 15 Nov 1998 wrote:

> Hi,
> how would a Linux system react if I changed "root" to something else
> (preferably "bofh" :), but kept the UID/GID the same?
> I.e. do all the tools and right mechanisms rely on UID/GID or on the
> /etc/passwd|shadow user NAME?
> I don't want to lock myself out ... =;)
When I had a lot of VAXen to maintain, I used "system" instead of
root. It worked okay...

root:PASSWORD:0:0:System Administration:/root:/bin/bash
system:PASSWORD:0:0:System Administration:/root:/bin/bash

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.1.127 on an i586 machine (66.15 BogoMips).
Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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