sudo (Was Re: [SATLUG] OpenDNS)

Don Crowder donguitar at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 16:46:43 CDT 2008


Jon Mark Allen wrote:
> 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

Ahah!  All I need is an occasional clue.  I didn't realize that "sudo" 
was an application, I thought it was a command.

> 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.

I doubt I'll get tricky with it buy Synaptic says it's installed so I 
may eventually learn to use it.

Thanks,
-- 
Don Crowder



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