[sudo-users] kill

Galen Johnson Galen.Johnson at sas.com
Wed May 10 12:45:37 EDT 2006

This was why I recommended webmin (www.webmin.com).  If you are needing to empower certain users beyond what sudo allows easily, webmin takes care of this for you.  I wouldn't recommend webmin as a substitute for sudo but it definitely gives you control over many aspects that sudo doesn't...it's come a long way over the last few years.


-----Original Message-----
From: sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com [mailto:sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com] On Behalf Of Bob Proulx
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 3:41 AM
Cc: sudo-users at sudo.ws
Subject: Re: [sudo-users] kill

> Is there any easy way to give a user or group of users the ability to
> kill processes with the exception of root, and possibly another user?

I would suggest writing a helper program to ensure this.  You could
use 'perl -T' for this.  Have the helper ensure that it will not kill
root processes.  Then allow users to run the helper with sudo.

Writing the helper is left as an exercise for the reader.  :-)

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