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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.


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