Default Timeout before being prompted for account password

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at
Tue Mar 25 11:09:12 EST 2003

When you run sudo a ticket file in either /var/run/sudo or /tmp/.odus
is created for you.  Subsequent sudo invocations check the timestamp
on the ticket when determining whether or not to prompt for a
password.  The ``timestamp_timeout'' variable controls the period,
which defaults to 5 minutes.

 - todd

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