SuperUser ID's

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Date: Fri Nov 5 11:24:31 1999

On Fri, 5 Nov 1999 wrote:

> As memory (dimly) serves me, under VMS, any userid with "SETPRV" capabilities
> would do it. There were some other priviledges, that, if carelessly granted,
> could enable
> a user to gain control of a system. IIRC, SYSNAM was one of them.

This is very true. VMS is not lax on granting prives but system managers
can be. I found it handy to enable a limited set of prives for a SYSMAINT
user that was nearly SYSTEM but not quite. FIELD was another default
account that often had high privs. In any case it is a very flexible

Received on Fri Nov 05 1999 - 11:24:31 GMT

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