Sudo Logging

Howard Owen hbo at
Wed May 22 10:10:42 EDT 2002

Checkout sudoscript at If you will only 
one person per system running a root shell at one time, the 1.0.4 stable 
should do what you want. If you need to support multiple concurrent users 
root shells, the 2.0.0 alpha code is a better choice. It should be out of 
in about a week, after I get feedback on some of the other architectures.

--On Wednesday, May 22, 2002 09:13:29 AM -0400 "Barkley, John" 
<John.Barkley at> wrote:

> Todd,
> I have a logging question. I am fully aware that sudo stores entries
> within the messages file located up under /var/adm. I am wondering if
> additional logging can be turned on? I have been asked to give some
> privileged users root access to certain servers within our environment. I
> lost the battle of root access with management! But I would like to keep
> the same password on all of our machines. So I decided to use sudo to
> allow specific users to su - to the root account. Is there any way to
> track what a users doing while in a root shell through sudo?
> Thank you for your time...
> John Barkley
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