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Re: Editing a file as root


From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: Editing a file as root
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 18:08:11 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden ( Sébastien Kirche) writes:

> Well the "server" is actually the same local machine. So I guess that
> even if remote login is disabled (not sure it is) it should not
> interfere with local login from within emacs. 

Yes, but for a different reason.

> Or do i misunderstood and the /su::/some/path acts as a rlogin even on
> local system ?

No, /su::/some/path invokes the su program.  It does not involve
rlogin (nor ssh) at all.  So even if those are configured to say no,
then su might still let you in.

Kai



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