Objections to sudo

Mark Thompson mthompson at ed.umuc.edu
Fri Feb 8 07:17:02 EST 2002

You can also create aliases in your personal account so that you
do not have to type the sudo at all.


alias passwd "/path/to/sudo /path/to/passwd \!*"

sudo aliases could be added to a file and sourced from within the
login scripts for the admin accounts.  

Mark Thompson

"Alek O. Komarnitsky (N-CSC)" wrote:
> > From: Patricia.Naparsteck at kemperinsurance.com
> > Subject: Objections to sudo
> > To: sudo-users at sudo.ws
> >
> > Some systems engineers have objected that sudo "may not be flexible enough
> > " because each command would need to be wrapped.
> > How would you respond to this objection?  What's a not so painful way of
> > creating the sudoers file?
> > Thanks.
> > Pat
> Wellllll ... IMHO, people like this are lamers ... using sudo
> means (in most cases) you have to type an extra 5 characters:
>     "s" "u" "d" "o" " "
> The benefits of logging/accountability far outwieght the cost
> of typing those 5 characters and I'm more than happy to do so
> myself just so there is a record of what I did (and what I didn't do).
> My two cents ... or I guess 5 Bytes!    ;-)
> alek
> P.S. BTW, I bet if they looked, many of those command may NOT
> require root privilages - so you should not be using root for
> 'em in the first place - principal of leave privilage.
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