[ok-mail] [K12OSN] TeacherTool question

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Fri May 6 02:21:34 UTC 2005

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Could you make SchoolTool SUID root and owned by root the teacher's 
This way the teachers could run it with root's permissions without 
giving them access to the root password.

On May 5, 2005, at 9:09 PM, Robert Arkiletian wrote:

> The needed passwords for teachertool to launch the vnc reflector at
> least is the users password. Since this is not feasible since each
> user has different passwords then the root password is the only one
> that can override. At least this is my take on the situation although
> David Trask would be the one to ask. One other option (if it will work
> at all) is trying to add the teacher to the sudoers list and adding
> teachertool tothe app list. Never done this but it's the best I can
> come up with. I'm the only one who uses it at my school for this exact
> reason. I don't tend to advertise this feature either as the root
> password is not something to share.
> -- 
> Robert Arkiletian
> C++ GUI tutorial http://fltk.org/links.php?V19
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