SuperUser ID's

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Fri Nov 5 00:46:23 1999

>better about security right about now... ;-) [[ Of course, with OS-9 you
>don't log in if you're at the console. It's assumed that since you knew how
>to boot the box, you were automatically the superuser. I once tried (and

OK, here is a bit of off-topic superuser trivia that most people won't
know. The first three releases of Linux automatically booted into root.
There was no login, although it was possible, at least under 0.12 to add

Also these first three releases were 0.10, 0.11, and 0.12. The fourth was
0.95 which resulted in some VERY wierd version numbers after it became
apparent that kernel wasn't as close to 1.0 as Linus thought.

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Received on Fri Nov 05 1999 - 00:46:23 GMT

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