Easy to use/install (was Re: [Novalug] Community contribution)
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Wed Jan 23 12:47:41 EST 2008
On Wed, 23 Jan 2008, DonJr wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 06:47 -0500, Kevin Dwyer wrote:
>> On 1/22/08, DonJr <djr1952 at hotpop.com> wrote:
>> Are the other simple choice to the file /etc/sudoers add or
>> adjust the
>> following entry:
>> # Members of the admin group may gain root privileges
>> %admin ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
>> Add the "NOPASSWD:" part to the entry.
>> And make sure that your normal userid is a member of the group
>> The GUI type application will no longer ask you for your
>> password and
>> when using 'sudo' from the command line it won't either.
>> It's definitely convenient, but is this really a configuration
>> that you want to advocate? This sounds like Windows 98
> Beartooth was making noise about have to retype his password
> all the time in the following statement:
>>> Apart from that, however, if you don't mind retyping
>>> your password every time you turn around
> As far as recommending it, well that depends on who has access to your
> terminal/login and what your planning on using the system for.
>> This sounds like Windows 98 security.
Remember also -- as I pointed out at the time -- that
nobody ever comes near the physical machine but me. (I also run
normal linux software firewalls, plus denyhosts and other things;
and the machines sit behind a router.)
So am I making myself any more vulnerable to a remote
Beartooth Paganus, Staffwright, Sciurivore
What do they know of country, who only country know?
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