users and groups

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Sat Dec 27 16:52:12 UTC 2008

Petre Stojanov wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>> The big problem I see is the Ubuntu use of sudo to get root.
> Any user can do that making users and groups not work at all.
> How do you fix THAT?
> Not exactly.  "sudo" is powerful tool for delegating privileges to user and
> groups.
> When u install Ubuntu the user account that u create is added to group
> "admin" by default,
> which in return has been granted with root privileleges in /etc/sudoers
> [%admin ALL=(ALL) ALL]
> Every additional user don't have this priviliges,
> and only user with root or specific privileges can grant users and groups
> some or all privilages by editing the /etc/sudoers.
> Petre
    Well it occurs to me you must have a password to make sudo work and 
I am the only one with that password. So it may not be a problem.



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