Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Apr 2006 11:05 UTC, submitted by Puru Govind
Linux "Many Windows users are familiar with different modes of execution of their operating system: safe mode, command prompt only, safe mode with network support and other such options that are presented during the boot-up process. Similarly, Linux has different modes of executing as well, which are known as runlevels. But unlike Windows, we can change runlevels on a fly. Runlevels control services started by the initialization process. The number of runlevels and services started on those runlevels varies with Linux distributions. Information about the runlevels of a particular distribution is listed in file /etc/inittab."
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RE: run levels
by Dima on Mon 17th Apr 2006 22:57 UTC
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and with single user u can reset the root password, there is some tricks and stuff you can do to midigate this but still.

id like to see this go away.

Also, if you have root access, you can change the password, too, and do lots of other bad things...

What's your point? The only ways to get into single-user mode are to be root, or to have physical access to the computer. In either case, you have enough power already - so single-user mode is not exactly a security hole.

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