RE: Perhaps a silly question but...

Subject: RE: Perhaps a silly question but...
From: Michael R Hanulec (
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 05:51:44 MST

> Is there something wrong with plain old su? sudo is used by
> sysadmins *other* *than* *you* to give you restricted root
> privileges.

i suggest that everyone try 'sudo' because i have found it very effective
and useful. it allows you to give 'root' privs to certain users on given
directories and given commands (which is something you might find useful
w/ your boss who knows enough to be dangerous..).

using sudo also gives sys admins a level of phyiscal security.
(depending upon how you compile) sudo allows you to set a idle time out in
which you won't have to specify your passwd after executing a command as
root, the default time out is 5 minutes. i found this feature very useful
if you ever leave your workstation and forget to xlock it. you will know
that no one will be able to gain root access via your current session.


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