[sudo-users] sudo run by root ?

David Ledger david.ledger at ivdcs.co.uk
Fri May 11 04:07:19 EDT 2007

At 18:55 +0200 10/5/07, Michael wrote:
>I must be missing something.
>If you're going to log a fully trusted root, to be able to 
>trace-back just in case,
>then there are much easier ways from simple things like the shell history, or
>invoking 'script', up to a using a modified security-enahnced shell.
>If OTOH you want to be able to check what other admins are doing, then why
>would they operate as root anyway ? They would have admin accounts and
>restricted sudo acess for special tasks.
>So what ? PLE

Apart from security related reasons, there is that of convenience.

If you write a script that uses sudo to give rights as root, oracle 
or whatever, and root can not use sudo, then root cannot use the 


David Ledger - Freelance Unix Sysadmin in the UK.
Chair of HPUX SysAdmin SIG of hpUG technical user group (www.hpug.org.uk)
david.ledger at ivdcs.co.uk

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