[sudo-users] Defaults authenticate "feature"?

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Dec 22 22:03:17 EST 2004

In message <41CA1625.1020706 at qut.edu.au>
	so spake Paul Stepowski (p.stepowski):

> So when you disable user passwords, you're also disabling the
> output of the sudo banner. This surprised me, I would have
> thought the two would be independent. So IMHO, it violates
> the principle of least surprise. It's not a big deal but I'm
> curious if this was done deliberately.

This is intentional, the lecture is effectively part of the password
prompt so if there is no password prompt you don't get lectured.

 - todd

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