Twelve years ago, Linux distributions were struggling to make installation simple. Led by Ubuntu and Fedora, they long ago achieved that goal. Now, with the growing concerns over security, they need to reverse directions slightly, and make basic security options prominently available in their installers rather than options that users can add manually later.
At the best of times, of course, convincing users to come anywhere near security features is difficult. Too many users are reluctant even to add features as simple as unprivileged user accounts or passwords, apparently preferring the convenience of the moment to reducing the risk of an intrusion that will require reinstallation, or a consultation with a computer expert at eighty dollars an hour.
Reddit: Can someone explain why I've given root access to a user yet still can't delete files using said user?
I have a raspberry pi, and I connect to it via SFTP. I use Filezilla to do this, and for whatever reason sometimes I can delete files using any user, and other times I get permission denied deleting from the SAME directory. So I got fed up with the crap and created a new user that has root access so that if I need to go in via SFTP and delete something, I can do it without wanting to chuck my keyboard through the nearest wall.
However, I edited the sudoers file and added this line: username ALL=(ALL) ALL
Which, from what I have read at least, should give said user 100% access to screw up things as much as they want. However, when I go onto Filezilla, enter the users name and pass and go to the directory I want to delete files from, I still receive permission denied.
What gives? All I want to do is delete files via SFTP like I have been able to do in the past, but for whatever reason even telling the computer to allow 100% privileges to a user doesn't fix the issue.
and before everyone says "you don't want to give a user full root access because you'll ruin your life," this is a Pi that is used to emulate games. If I lost anything it'd be hours worth of work sorting through files. I'm willing to take that risk.submitted by /u/hamburgerwalrus
I am 24 years old and I am finally trying to build a career for myself in IT. I have always been a huge nerd for technology, and recently for the past 3 years I have been falling in love with networking. I went to school for networking (an associates in networking)and plan on getting CCNA and CCNP eventually. Lately, I have been having this urge to align my hobbies (networking/datahoarding/server/homelab) with what I could be doing in a career environment.
What do you believe is the best linux OS for me to take up for my desktop that will also help with my career the most? I also have a home server that I am looking to transition possibly to fedora or centOS. (currently running ubuntu)
I am trying to decide between ubuntu/centOS/fedora
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