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Re: [opensuse-factory] sudo and makeSUSEdvd [Was: makeSUSEdvd error]
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 21:23:44 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0605092103450.9669@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Tuesday 2006-05-09 at 08:31 +0200, houghi wrote:

> On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 08:14:21AM +0200, Ulrich Windl wrote:
>
> > Running it as root is the purpose of "sudo", but not knowing the root password.
> >
> > Consider a configuration skeletton (from HP-UX):
> >
> > # User alias specification
> > User_Alias MEDIA_OPERATOR = %dba, windl
> >
> > # Cmnd alias specification
> > Cmnd_Alias CHANGE_CD = /usr/sbin/mount /SD_CDROM,\
> > /usr/sbin/umount /SD_CDROM
> >
> > MEDIA_OPERATOR ALL=CHANGE_CD
>
> OK. How are you going to change the file if you don't have the root
> password? Also I did not think that HP-UX was Linux. made my scripts to
> work on Linux. If it works on something else, great. If not, pity.

The configuration is the same in linux.

> > > With several thousand downloads, I would expect some people complaining.
> > > So it seems almost nobody changes the default.
> >
> > That's bad!
>
> Apparently not really that bad. YMMV.

Well, it means that many people are using sudo in an unsecure way, one
that is intended as provisional and temporary.

- --
Cheers,
Carlos Robinson
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