On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 11:38 AM <gregory.lee.bartholomew(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, 2018-11-26 at 10:16 -0500, Paul Frields wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 10:23 AM Gregory Bartholomew
> <gregory.lee.bartholomew(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 2:28 PM <gregory.lee.bartholomew(a)gmail.com>
> > > I have created a separate pitch with the NFS4/KRB content titled "How
> > > NFS4 with Kerberos Authentication".
> > >
> > > I also tried to break the Netboot article up into a "Part 1"
that could be done
> > > without needing NFS4/KRB and a "Part 2" that will show how to
add the NFS4/KRB
> > > to the setup created in Part 1. Part 2 can, as you pointed out, be cut
> > > significantly if the NFS4/KRB article is already published by simply
> > > link over to it.
> > >
> > > Let me know what you think should be done next.
> > >
> > Wow! That went to publication fast! Thanks!
> > I actually had a few small questions:
> > 1. I used the "$" symbol for the bash prompt, but all the commands
> > meant to be run as root which is normally indicated by a "#" prompt.
> > thought the latter made everything look like comments though, so I
> > wanted the editor's opinion on how that should be represented. It is a
> > very minor detail and probably doesn't matter either way.
> I recommend you use 'sudo' for those commands since that makes the
> situation clearer. Also we typically recommend use of sudo across the
> entire Magazine. We have a sudo article you can link to as well, for
> anyone who hasn't set it up. (Just link it on first use with some text
> like "use sudo to run this command.")
I considered sudo, but when *everything* needs to be run as root, then it seems
like a bit of a waste of space (not to mention a recipe for carpal tunnel).
On the other hand, if it's a lot of commands, five extra characters
for each are probably not a make-or-break issue. ;-)
However, I'm also comfortable with saying at the top, "Run these
commands as root. To become root temporarily, use 'sudo su -' and when
finished, use 'exit' to return to your regular shell." (Or something
to that effect.) We should discourage people from logging in as root,
though -- I still see plenty of people doing it IRL and it makes me