How does sudo authenticate??

michael seet faceupnow at
Mon Oct 1 04:19:15 EDT 2001

Hi all,

Just need to clarify whether I got it right.

Authentication done by sudo when user is prompted for password is via 
the users entry in  the /etc/password.

However,  if the password prompting is disable for reason,  how then 
does sudo authenticate since there is no more prompting of the 

Mike Seet

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