sudo (Was Re: [SATLUG] OpenDNS)
Jon Mark Allen
jm at allensonthe.net
Thu Jun 5 15:47:41 CDT 2008
Don Crowder wrote:
> Isn't "sudo" a Ubuntu thing? I've never used it it though I see it
> mentioned a lot where *buntu is being discussed.
No, but it is probably most advertised there. I've run it on RH,
Gentoo, SuSE, and Ubuntu.
It allows you to run a command as root w/o logging in as root. It's a
nice way to implement privilege separation.
If you don't have sudo installed/configured, you can always su to root
and run the same commands in the instructions minus the 'sudo'.
But sudo is, IMO, an excellent tool to be implemented in any *nix
system. It's a fairly straightforward config for a simple setup, but
also allows for some interesting group privs etc, if you want to get
tricky with it.
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