[sudo-users] Problem with Host_Alias

Aaron Bush abush at microelectronics.com
Thu Jul 8 07:43:08 EDT 2004

I have confirmed that sudo is checking the hostname against the variable
name too.  If I change the variable name from K200 to K200A then the sudo
access is denied as expected.  Is sudo supposed to be checking against the
variable name and its contents too?  This seems to be dangerous as someone
could accidently allow access to commands by choosing a poor variable name.


-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Spangler [mailto:as at insight.rr.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 10:12 PM
To: Aaron Bush; sudo-users at sudo.ws
Subject: Re: [sudo-users] Problem with Host_Alias

And if I understand correctly what you wrote then the problem is that 
the commands match because the host alias has the same name of your 
temporary hostname?  Does the problem go away if you rename the box back 
to its original name?  Does the problem go away if you rename your alias?


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