[CentOS] Need help in securing maildir so that rootusershouldnot able to read anyother user's mail

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 18:25:34 UTC 2007

Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 12:44:05PM -0500, Styma, Robert E (Robert) wrote:
>>>> You cannot just go to single user mode because going
>>>> to single user normally requires you to enter the root password.
>>> I can't test now; I don't have a local CentOS system, but I don't 
>>> remember ever needing a password to get into single mode on any Linux 
>>> system.  Am I right, or is my brain falling apart?
>> I could be confused.  I jump back and forth between Linux, Solaris,
>> and HP/UX.
> Default is no password, but you *should* set a grub password.

Which means that someone has to go to all the bother of booting an 
install CD in rescue mode to get access without the password.  Or if you 
set a bios password, you have to pull the drive and move to a different 
box - or use the motherboard jumper to clear the bios settings.  If you 
don't have physical security you don't get much from the extra password 

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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