[sudo-users] Noob sees "boulder" in man sudoers Runas spec

Shawn McMahon syberghost at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 14:18:27 MDT 2017

The basic structure of a user specification is “who where = (as_whom)
what”.  <- from a few lines up in the manpage

"boulder" is the "where". It's a hostname.

On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 2:23 PM, Roger Price <roger at rogerprice.org> wrote:

> Hi, please excuse an obvious noob question.  I am reading man sudoers,
> and in the Runas_Spec section I see
>  dgb    boulder = (operator) /bin/ls, /bin/kill, /usr/bin/lprm
>  The user dgb may run /bin/ls, /bin/kill, and /usr/bin/lprm—but only as
>  operator. E.g., $ sudo -u operator /bin/ls
> What is the reference to "boulder"?  It's not mentioned anywhere else in
> the man page.  Is "boulder" the human name of user dgb?
> Roger
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