[sudo-users] Query on Host Alias

Malleswar mail2mallesh at gmail.com
Thu May 6 00:36:17 EDT 2010

Thanks Guys, I understand this now, we can have single file and push it all
systems..this step is not explained in any of the articles found in

Thanks once again..


On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 12:05 AM, Ladner, Eric (Eric.Ladner) <
Eric.Ladner at chevron.com> wrote:

> It doesn't have central management, but you can create a single sudoers
> file that you can run on multiple computers.  It makes it easier from an
> auditing point of view and you only have one sudoers file to maintain
> instead of 20 different ones.
> You've got to sync them between computers yourself, but managing only
> one file simplifies things.
> Eric Ladner
> Systems Analyst
> eric.ladner at chevron.com
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> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 8:13 AM
> To: sudo-users at sudo.ws
> Subject: [sudo-users] Query on Host Alias
> Hi Linux Gurus,
> I Have very basic question, Why do we need to configure host alias in
> sudoers file. My understanding is Sudo is not a centralised utility
> where we
> can configure privileges for all servers using one file from a single
> server. if you want to configure privileges using sudo utility you need
> to
> configure on that particular server for the users on that server.
> If my understanding is correct, I really don't understand configuring
> host
> alias in the sudoers file, does hot alias work as access control list
> or I
> am completely thinking wrong.
> can anyone let me know why host alias is used and what is the purpose of
> using it in sudoers file.
> Thanks in Advance.
> Mallesh.
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Thanks & Regards,

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