sudo and /etc/sudoers

jdow jdow at
Mon Dec 29 18:41:44 UTC 2008

From: "Res" <res at>
Sent: Sunday, 2008, December 28 13:31

> On Sat, 27 Dec 2008, Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
>> On Sun, 2008-12-28 at 13:42 +1000, Res wrote:
>>> On Sat, 27 Dec 2008, Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
>>>> Do not take my word for it.  sudo came out of the experience of Evi
>>>> Nemeth and her colleagues and students at the University of Colorado.
>>>> Evi ran a system administration track at U of C and is the author of
>>>> numerous books and papers.  She is considered an expert at Unix/Linux
>>>> system administration.
>>> So? Still means nothing to me (I'm not a yank) and my previous still
>>> stands.
>> Evi is well known internationally.  Look her up sometime and check out
>> her credentials.
> Not in this country apparently, I asked a few other prominent admins at 
> a BBQ yesterday arvo, no-one heard of her :)
> And it still means nothing, I have the most respect for other well known 
> figures, just because they decide something doesnt mean it is right, and 
> even they agree.

Of course, merely writing the book does NOT make one a perfect authority.


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