[LUG] Curiousity and Shells and root
Being a harden Unix admin type, changing your root shell has always been
a complete no no.
Reading this weeks ITworld unix tips - I was prompted to check out my
"Real Unix'es" (HPUX/Solaris) use a statically linked root shell,
usually /sbin/sh. /sbin containing statically linked binaries that will
work when /usr or /lib is not mounted.
This adds to the robustness of the system (in theory). I once managed to
save a few hours by using /sbin/sh and /sbin/mount of a Data General
Unix box (The Engineer from DG stared in admiration, as he could see
himself getting home by lunchtime on a Friday) when rearranging disks.
Anyone know why Redhat appears to be different here? Sure I'm missing
Prompted by the Unix tip from IT World as below.
UNIX TIPS AND TRICKS --- December 05, 2000
Published by ITworld.com, the IT problem-solving network
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