Distributing the sudoers file using rsync as a non root user

phil.goringe at uk.abnamro.com phil.goringe at uk.abnamro.com
Wed Mar 31 07:04:29 EST 2004

Firstly, I'm sorry if this question has appeared in the past ( I had a look
at the archives but couldn't find any detailed information on the subject )

I am using Sudo 1.6.5p5, rsync 2.6.0 and OpenSSH 3.7.1p2 on Solaris 8. I
have disabled root login by SSH on all my servers and am experiencing
difficulties in configuring the sudoers file to allow  /etc/sudoers to be
distributed across all the servers using a non privileged account and rsync
over ssh.

I have configured SSH successfully (created & exchanged keys) and am able
to log on to all my servers using this non privileged account without the
need of a password. I am also able to distribute files that do not require
root privileges using this account and rsync.

Does anyone use this method? If so , please can you point me in the right
direction to enable me to configure it successfully. I would prefer to use
this method instead of an nfs mounted sudoers file.

Many thanks,

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