[sudo-users] default root configuraiton in sudoers

Terry Inzauro terry at remote-shell.org
Wed Jul 29 09:36:11 MDT 2015

I'm having a difficult time understanding why the following entry  
exists in default installations in several popular Linux distributions:

[root at foohost ~]# grep ^root /etc/sudoers
root    ALL=(ALL)       ALL

What are the use cases where this would be justified / desired?

kind regards,


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