[sudo-users] default root configuraiton in sudoers

Terry Inzauro terry at remote-shell.org
Wed Jul 29 10:57:18 MDT 2015

That's in line with what I was thinking too. Thank you for the quick  
response and work on the project.

kind regards,


Quoting "Todd C. Miller" <Todd.Miller at courtesan.com>:

> On Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:36:11 -0000, Terry Inzauro wrote:
>> I'm having a difficult time understanding why the following entry
>> exists in default installations in several popular Linux distributions:
>> [root at foohost ~]# grep ^root /etc/sudoers
>> root    ALL=(ALL)       ALL
>> What are the use cases where this would be justified / desired?
> Root can already run commands as any user via su(1) so there is
> really no additional privilege being granted.  There are times when
> a root shell is needed and by allowing root to use sudo it is
> possible to have better logging of what is done in the root shell.
>  - todd

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