[SATLUG] (no subject)

Daniel J. Givens daniel at rugmonster.org
Sat Jan 2 20:27:09 CST 2010

Not to knock your abilities, but are you sure you did it right? For  
example, if you don't use 'crontab -e' to modify a user's crontab, the  
change won't get picked up until cron is restarted. If you make a  
change in sshd_config, you have to restart sshd. I have never had the  
issues you're talking about and they don't make sense if you are doing  
it right.

And I have to disagree with the Slackware statement. Slackware  
definitely has its own way of doing things. Learning Linux is always  
learning the distro you're using unless you're doing everything from  
scratch. That's the nature of running a distro. The maintainer of the  
distro has done certain things to the way the packages fit their  
distro for consistency.

Daniel J. Givens

On Jan 2, 2010, at 7:27 PM, David Hayden <indubitableness at yahoo.com>  

>> What's the Spiderman quote? 'With great power comes great  
>> responsibility.'
>> There are systems that have fine grained control but that puts a  
>> lot of
>> responsibility on the user e.g. the default Slackware install  
>> requires
>> much more input and knowledge from the user.
>> I am curious -- what do you mean 'it doesn't always obey stuff I  
>> tell it
>> to do'?
>   I made a few cron entries recently that were just completely  
> ignored. I also had some trouble with limiting user account access.  
> Stuff that I'm used to just working right away in slackware.
>  Then there's this ssh thing. I always make keys and turn off  
> passwords in my /etc/sshd_config so that only my laptop can ssh into  
> any of the household systems. Sometimes ubuntu still prompts for  
> passwords and allows a log in via ssh. Today I noticed it was  
> working correctly but so far it's the first time ssh seems to obey  
> the rules for this particular install.
>   My personal boxes are Slackware and I just can't imagine any other  
> distro appealing to me at this point. I'm far too comfortable with  
> the Slackware way. For the mom, sister, and brother though it's got  
> to be Ubuntu. They get windows dual boots but I discourage their use  
> unless necessary.
>   I'm rambling now and I'm beginning to lose any real point. I'll  
> leave off with this. They say that if you give a man ubuntu he  
> learns ubuntu and if you give him Redhat he learns redhat, but  
> should you give him slackware, he will learn Linux.
>   It's my absolute favorite and I heartily endorse it.
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