[sudo-users] Re: share a sudoers file
Eric G Ortego
ericortego at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 09:45:41 EST 2005
Why not just use ldap for the sudoers information? Thats how I do it.
On 11/22/05, Mark F <mfaine at knology.net> wrote:
> Russell Van Tassell wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 03:15:20PM -0600, Mark F wrote:
> >>I'd like to share a sudoers file on a smb share amongst several Linux
> >>boxes. I thought to put it by itself in the share and set a symlink,
> >>/etc/sudoers to point to /my/shared/directory/sudoers but visudo
> >>overwrites the symlink? How is this normally done?
> > Well, it can be done, but what happens if the SMB share is unavailable?
> > Myself, I have one "master" system that has a local copy of the sudoers
> > files in it's default place (you can compile it to go elsewhere, too, if
> > you're so inclined) then use a distribution mechanism to send out local
> > copies to all machines that need one. You only need "visudo" to manage
> > the lock and manage the "safety" and syntax of the file (ie. good
> > practice in a place where you have multiple admins making modifications
> > to systems). Hope that helps...
> > Russell
> That sounds like a better way to approach the problem. What
> distribution mechanism do you use?
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