sudo lecture and sudo password prompt caching timeout
devzero at web.de
devzero at web.de
Sat Apr 5 10:36:46 EST 2003
since introducing sudo in the project i`m involved, "delegated" systems administration
was a pain. (many people administering many machines....)
So - first off, thanks for this great utility!
Before doing a "feature" request I first like to know your opinion or rather want to know, if
this feature is already in (perhaps I`m just too dumb to find it :)
I have the following demand:
- I want to provide a "custom" lecture to all "sudoers". (hey - think before you type! blahblah...)
I thought, I could put that somewhere inside /etc/sudoers or in a separate file - but I can`t
find an option. Currently i`m hacking the source for that.
- I want to enforce, that lecture is ALWAYS shown when sudo`ing (i.e. if PASSWD is specified
in /etc/sudoers then lecture should be shown, too.
currently there is just a switch for turning a "one shot lecture" on/off ( lecture - If set, a
user will receive a short lecture the first time he/she runs sudo. This flag is on by default.)
- I want to enforce that there is no passwort caching timeout so that users (maybe some -
not all ) ALWAYS need to provide their password if "PASSWD" is specified in /etc/sudoers.
At the current time, I can only modify that behaviour at "configure" time on a global basis.
I would wish, that I can put that into a config file, too. (and if possible on a per-user basis)
This was an issue on this list some time ago
(http://www.sudo.ws/mailman/htdig/sudo- workers/2000-November/000146.html). I also
think, this is an "inconsistency" because it will confuse some users (i have made that
experience - I need to explain "sudo details" to users which I won`t need to explain, if that
behaviour wouldn`t be there)
Since we use sudo on many different platforms and providing the "base"-software for the project hacking the source and "tuning" the sudo-lecture for the different sites it`s being installed and
used, we have a "maintenance" problem here. (we would need to maintain different
sudo binaries with different lectures inside)
thanks & regards
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