sudo and /etc/sudoers

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Dec 30 02:02:22 UTC 2008

On 12/29/2008 05:45 PM, Res wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> LOL.  What a ridiculous attitude from somebody who claims to be an expert.
>> _Somebody_ has to run root programs, and ime it is both possible and
> there is asuch a thing called automation, maybe use if you 
> dont know what it means.
>> large server systems, I am one of the two prime administrators - neither one
>> of us actually has the root password, which _does_ exist but only the
>> daytime computer room operator has.  Works fine.
> Then you cant be trusted enough, so the daytime guy gets killed in a car 
> accident or is dismissed, someone else needs to know it, especially in teh 
> later case to change it.

Reminds me of the recent Terry Childs case/issue w/San Francisco:


I can only hope that Derek's company has the root password locked up
someplace that can be accessed in the event the daytime guy goes missing.

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