[CentOS] strange su behavior

Uwe Kiewel ml at kiewel-online.ch
Mon Mar 8 21:15:30 UTC 2010


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Am 08.03.2010 22:03, schrieb Dan Burkland:

>> [root at halifax ~]# useradd test00
>> [root at halifax ~]# su - test00
>> 
>> 
>> We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
>> Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:
>> 
>>     #1) Respect the privacy of others.
>>     #2) Think before you type.
>>     #3) With great power comes great responsibility.
>> 
>> Password:
>> 
>> [test00 at halifax ~]$ logout
>> [root at halifax ~]# su - test00
>> [test00 at halifax ~]$ logout
>> [root at halifax ~]#
>> 
>> 
>> At this test procedure I just hit the enter key at the password promt.
>> 
>> 
>> Do you have any idea for this behavoir? I expect to do so from root to
>> any account _without_ being prompted for the password.
>> 

> Have you tried just running su without the dash and space before the username? (For example: su test00). If not try that and let us know if you receive the same result.

Same result:

[root at halifax ~]# su test00

Password:

[test00 at halifax root]$ exit
[root at halifax ~]#

- -- 
Thanks,
	Uwe
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