[sudo-users] never accepts passwords

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Tue Jun 26 08:55:17 EDT 2007

In message <2b6a3dda0706260009p698ed0c5v2d3761b516193660 at mail.gmail.com>
	so spake "asif iqubal" (asif5241):

> Mine is a SUSE Linux machine.
> I have installed sudo-1.6.7p5-117.1 rpm.
> The problem is, when I do "sudo su - <userID>", it never accepts the
> password and keeps on asking for it.

The default /etc/sudoers that ships with SuSE is configured to
require the password of the user the command is being run as,
which is different from the normal sudo default.  In other words,
since you are trying to run a command as root, your sudoers
is probably setup to ask for root's password, not your own.

 - todd

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