Sudo version 1.6.2 now available

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at
Mon Jan 24 16:35:14 EST 2000

Sudo version 1.6.2 is now available (ftp sites listed at the end).
Sudo 1.6.2 is primarily a bug fix release.

Major changes since 1.6.1:

 o Better behavior for -l and -v flags in conjunction with NOPASSWD.
   Behavior is configurable via the new "verifypw" and "listpw"
   run-time options.

 o Fixed compilation problems with K&R compilers.

 o During netgroup host matching, match against the short version of
   the hostname as well as the long one (if they are different).

 o Terminate passwd reading on '\r' in addition to '\n'.

 o Visudo used to loop endlessly if a user entered ^D at the whatnow
   prompt.  EOF is now treaded as 'x' (exit w/o saving changes).

 o The 'shell_noargs' runtime option has been added back (it now
   works properly).

 o Systems that return RLIM_INFINITY for RLIMIT_NOFILE (like AIX)
   would loop for a very loing time during sudo startup.  A value of
   RLIM_INFINITY is now ignored (getdtablesize/sysconf is used instead).

 o Locking in visudo was broken.  We now lock the sudoers file, not the
   sudoers temp file, which should be safe.

 o Custom prompts with PAM now work correctly.

Sudo web site:

Master FTP sites:

FTP Mirrors: (Falls Church, Virginia, USA) (Beltsville, Maryland, USA) (West Lafayette, Indiana, USA) (Bloomington, Indiana, USA) (College Station, Texas, USA) (Rochester, New York, USA) (Canada) (Great Britain) (Makati City, Philippines) (Hong Kong) (Poland) (Austria) (Czechoslovakia) (Finland) (France) (Russia) (Sweden) (Germany) (Taiwan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan)

Master WWW site:

WWW Mirrors: (Austria) (Japan) (Japan)

Note that mirror sites may take a while to update.

 - todd
     Todd C. Miller    Sysadmin/Consultant     Todd.Miller at

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