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

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Fri Aug 4 14:53:33 MDT 2017

On Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:23:48 +0200, Roger Price 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?

boulder is a host name, I'll attempt to clarify that in the manual.

 - todd

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