FW: Question using netgroup and sudo on NCR platform

Navin Jain JainN at franklins.com.au
Fri Sep 1 03:29:50 EDT 2000

Hi All,

A couple of days back I posted the question of using the sudo on NCR
I did not got much reply.

I have carried mor testing with sudo v1.6.3p5 and I found the same problem
this new version.

My sudoers file has one line:

+sysadmin	ALL=(ALL) ALL

where a new user (say) jainn belongs to the netgroup sysadmin.
Every thing works on the DEC and HP-UX Unix but not on NCR platform.

I have tried to compile with YYDEBUG option and ran sudo with YYDEBUG
level set to 9.

It gives a lot of messages, which indicates that it understand +sysadmin
as a NETGROUP, but still refuses to work :-(

I am not a good C programmer ;-)
Is this a right list to ask such questions?

Can any sudo developer willing to help me. Any pointers / suggestions are

Please help.
Navin Jain

-----Original Message-----
From: Navin Jain 
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 7:00 PM
To: 'sudo-users at courtesan.com'
Subject: Question using netgroup and sudo on NCR platform

Hi All,
We are using the sudo version 1.5.9p2 on three platforms via HP-UX 11.0, DEC
OSF1 4.0D and NCR Unix 3.0.2.
Recently we implemented the NIS on the NCR machines. All is working ok with
in NIS, except that in /etc/sudoers
does not recognise any command permission for netgroup.
I will try to explain it by examples:
Let us assume that a user jainn belongs to a netgroup sysadmin.
A line in /etc/sudoers
+sysadmin    ALL=(ALL) ALL
will give permission for all commands to the user jainn on HP-UX and DEC
servers but not NCR Unix.
If we change the sudoers to:
User_Alias    SYSUSER=jainn
every thing works fine on all three platform.
Also, I have noticed that even %group is not working on the NCR platform.
Has any one seem similar problem with NCR Unix.
Any pointers or suggestion are much appreciated.
Thanks in Advance,
Navin Jain
Snr Unix Systems Admin
National Technical Services - Franklins Ltd
Ph. (02) 9722-1370               Fax: 02 9722 1014
mailto:jainN at franklins.com.au

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