[maemo-users] Maemo rootsh is misnamed?

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Thu Jul 24 19:25:16 EEST 2008

it would appear that the maemo app rootsh is confusingly  misnamed the 
same as the standard rootsh command. I noticed while using it on the 
N800 via ssh that it does not require me to enter a password and 
nonetheless it provides root privileges after I first log in as a 
non-root user. My understanding of the standard rootsh command is that, 
in order to get a root shell with rootsh, the user must invoke rootsh 
using sudo.

Is it possible that the implementation of maemo rootsh incorporates a 
sudo command?

I guess that the author

    meant it when he asserted "Get root easily"!

Here is the url to the www page at the maemo www site for this maemo 



Best Regards,


John Holmblad


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