[sudo-users] Distributing the sudoers file using rsync as a non root user

Martin Schröder ms at artcom-gmbh.de
Fri Oct 1 04:11:11 EDT 2004

On 2004-10-01 10:07:42 +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> I do not see the point of having a separate user at all when rsync
> is available via sudo. Might just as well go with root directly.
> Think about it.

I did. The home dir of the backup-user can be read-only for the
user (owned by root), so he can't change his ssh-options. You
can't do this with root.

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