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Re: [opensuse] Re: Should openSUSE review it's Security Policies?
* Roger Oberholtzer <roger@xxxxxx> [02-29-12 15:28]:
On Wed, 2012-02-29 at 15:22 -0500, Robert Schweikert wrote:

On 02/29/2012 03:13 PM, jdd wrote:
Le 29/02/2012 20:40, Larry Stotler a écrit :
As many are aware, Linus Torvalds has started a rant about the
security policies

what about give sudo rights to his daugther?

That was one of the suggestions in the google+ comments.

sudo has the huge disadvantage that it opens up too much. The app can do
anything root can, when perhaps it is a limited thing you want to allow.

No, sudo can only do that which root has allowed exceptions for sudo-user
within /etc/sudoers. It can be very specific or widely general.
Exceptions *can* be set for controlling the printer, installing software,
connecting to wireless/wired access points, ..............

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