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Effect Locking a user account with a UID of 0

Currently my organization has in it's linux configuration two accounts with a UID of 0 - Root and Root2. If we were to set a failed login attempts setting for the Root2 account, and the account were ...
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Setting up key based authentication for root

I connect to one linux machine with a standard user account and use sudo when it is necessary to perform something a little above my users station. One of those things would be to perform a pull ...
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ubuntu - how can I avoid typing a password on every admin action?

I just set-up ubuntu 9.10 on my computer, and I'm trying to figure out how to avoid typing a password on every action that requires sudo privileges. I just want to type a password once on login and ...
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Should we disable the root user?

Should we remove the root password, disable remote login and basically require adminstrators to use sudo to perform administrative actions?