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Re: Su doesn't work with pam-0.56



On Sat, 22 Feb 1997, Andrew G. Morgan wrote:

> > that pam can support this thing called wheel. (I can't find details
> > about wheel anywhere -- keep stumbling on cars <g>. It's a SUN thing,
> > isn't it?).
> 
> The "root" group is UID=0. (By default pam_wheel uses this and not the
> wheel(10) group).  Just add the usernames of the people you trust to be root
> to the end of the first line of your /etc/group file.

Doesn't this make all root group writable files writable by this user
without repeated authentication? This is a much greater increase in
permissiveness than allowing su to root with root password.

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