Bizarre behaviour with sudo
pll at mclinux.com
Tue May 9 09:28:31 EDT 2000
In a message dated: Tue, 09 May 2000 04:28:59 PDT
George Meharry II said:
>Hey there Paul ...
>What were your compile-in options?
I don't remember exactly, but let's see if I can't figure them out:
./configure --prefix=/usr/local --sysconfdir=/usr/local/etc \
is probably what I used. I didn't see any options in there I was likely to
have used other than these (except maybe --diable-shadow, but I know I didn't
use that one and maybe --with-pam, but I'm not sure).
>You're on LINUX, are you sure that NIS is being used by that node?
Absolutely. My NIS password is used when I:
log into the machine
when I su to my own account
when I unlock my screensaver
Additionally, when I log onto the NIS master, sudo uses my NIS passwd there
as well (but the local /etc/passwd file on the NIS master is also what's used
for the NIS passwd map).
> Do you have a local passwd entry?
Nope, checked that :) I even rm'ed the /etc/shadow file and recreated it with
pwconv to make sure there wasn't an extraneous entry in the local file.
>One thing that I've found (expected result) is that if
>I have an NIS group locally defined and don't have all
>of the NIS group members defined in the locally
>defined group, those folks don't have access to that
>particular client ...
I understand what you're saying, but I don't think that's the case here. My
sudoers file has 3 entries:
User_Alias ADMINS = +admins
# Cmnd alias specification
# User privilege specification
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
ADMINS ALL=(ALL) ALL
Sudo *is* working, and it's working well, it just isn't recognizing that my
passwd has changed, and I don't know where it's looking.
Thanks for the help/suggestions, I really appreciate it.
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