[sudo-users] sudo not prompting for password across different sessions

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Tue Jul 20 07:27:47 EDT 2010

In message <AANLkTilKDWBk7vYpNwrsr5Xl-THGjFD6LM6tKPNTdZl0 at mail.gmail.com>
	so spake Anoop Saldanha (poonaatsoc):

> I am running 2 versions of slackware.  12 and 13.1.  In both the boxes, if I
> open a terminal session, and type
> sudo ls /root
> it would ask me for a password.  I enter the password and I get the ls
> results.  Immediately I open a fresh(new) terminal and I again type sudo ls
> /root.  But this time it doesn't ask me for a password.
> For every new session shouldn't sudo ask me for a password?  As in, isn't
> sudo for one session specific to that session.

By default, sudo uses a single time stamp file per user.  You can
make that per-tty with a line like this in sudoers:

Defaults tty_tickets

 - todd

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