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Re: How to keep "root" out?

From: Arup Nanda <>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:04:32 -0800
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MessageBetter yet, put the following lines

echo ORA-600 [kgfdjjks] [scdcsc] [dssdcdcsdc] [45] [999] Unauthorized root access

then print some garbage into a file named like the regular trace files in user_dump_dest directory. Open up a iTAR and show this "trace" file to your SA's manager, along with the TAR number. Let the fun begin.

  Put the following code snippet

  "if [ "$LOGNAME" = "root" ];

      then init 0

  in your oraenv. I guarantee you that the SA will no longer be connecting as SYSDBA.

  Mladen Gogala
  Oracle DBA

    -----Original Message-----
    From: [] On Behalf Of Walter K     Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 11:34 AM     To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L     Subject: How to keep "root" out?

    Just for grins, I'll ask this question... Is there any way to keep the Unix "root" user from logging into the database (i.e. connect internal or / as sysdba)? Currently using on Solaris 8 here.

    We have a couple people in our Unix admin group that feel the need to "help" by writing their own DB monitoring scripts. Of course, they don't know what they're talking about. They do not have formal logins for the database, but since they are root users they are connecting via "connect internal". This is not only counterproductive but actually a potential security issue--just because someone has root doesn't necessarily entitle them to see the data in the database. What if it is a payroll database?

    So, I'm curious, is there any way to prevent access via "connect internal" or "/ as sysdba"?

    Thanks in advance.


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