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Re: multiple root accounts

Craig White wrote:
On Tue, 2006-03-07 at 19:23 -0600, Jeff Vian wrote:

On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 12:23 -0700, Craig White wrote:

On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 19:00 +0000, azeem ahmad wrote:

hi list
i want more than 1 root accounts in FC4, for example
user: root
user: must
all the 3 accounts should have the same root previligies to do anything on the system
how it could be done

everyone else has suggested that you change the uid # in /etc/passwd to
0 which may very well do what you want but there is another mechanism in
place...sudo which might be more in line with security...

an entry in /etc/sudoers like...

craig   ALL=(ALL) ALL

would do something similar but you would have to supply root password to
have root privileges.

Not quite.  With sudo you need the USERS password, not the root

if you did something like this...

Cmnd_Alias IPOD=/sbin/modprobe -r sbp2
Cmnd_Alias EJECT=/usr/bin/eject /dev/sda2,/usr/bin/eject /dev/sdb2


then user 'craig' could do those specific commands without a password.
Suit yourself, it's your system but I would ***heavily*** recommend
against a real 'user' having a uid of "0"

Jeff - you have an annoying habit of piping in to a message that is a
day old, the thread has moved on and in this case, my error was already
pointed out AND acknowledged so it becomes something akin to piling on.
To summarize, your post was entirely without value unless it's value was
to annoy me.


Well, then, I guess it's *not* valuless!


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