root shell timeout

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at
Tue Jun 6 17:20:33 EDT 2000

In message <s93cf18c.083 at>
	so spake "Brandon Williams" (BrandonWilliams):

> Is there a method for enforcing a timeout with root-owned shells that have be
> en opened under sudo?  The information on the introduction web page gives thi
> s impression in its description of the ticketing system.  I have tried specif
> ying a value to override any default during compile time but this will only a
> ffect a sudo user launching commands from their own ID, not from a sudo-launc
> hed root shell.

There's no way to do what you want.  A big part of the reason to use sudo
is to obviate the need for people do use su or root shells...

 - todd

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