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Re: Security question - running a root command not being root



Guillermo Garron:
>> I need some guys that access my server to run command that only root
>> can, specifically (tcpdump) but i don't want to pass the root password
>> to them.
>> Is there a way i can do this? without violating the "normal" security
>> rules? I mean no changing permissions to the command *tcpdump*.

Vivek J. Patankar:
> sudo

Don't forget that by allowing sudo you *can* also allow them to do any
command that normally requires root privileges.  Do this sort of thing
with care (read the guides, test things yourself thoroughly).

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