On 06/06/05, Eric F Crist <ecrist at secure-computing.net> wrote: > ~flipper wrote: >> >> If a root account is enabled, and I log in as root, I can go anywhere >> on the computer into 'my' 'root' 'home', into other accounts, etc). >> But with no root enabled, there are 'walls'...sudo, or no sudo. >> > If I'm not mistaken, root disable, or not, you can still sudo su - and > go wherever you want to. You're mistaken. When you launch Terminal, it normally starts up in your home directory. Now, if you enter this command: $sudo cd /private/var/root enter your admin password, you're not taken there. If you enter: sudo open /private/var/root/ then, the Terminal pops up a dialog box with this admonition: "The folder "root" could not be opened because you do not have sufficient access privileges." The only way to execute those commands successfully is to enable the root user via the NetInfo Manager.app.