sudo timing out
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Fri Jan 17 17:55:03 EST 2003
In message <3E281DA1.1F73C68B at usg.edu>
so spake babrown (bobby.a.brown):
> We are running very long dd commands to convert from raw to filesystems.
> However, we are getting timed out using the sudo command. Is there a
> technique to get by this?
What do you mean by "timed out"? Sudo has two timeouts. The first
is when it is waiting for a password to be entered. The seconding
is the time to live of the ticket file; when the time since the
last sudo invocation exceeds this limit the user is prompted for a
Both timeouts are configurable in recent versions of sudo.
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