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Re: restrict a normail unix user from going anywhere



On 6/21/05, M E Fieu <sibu168 yahoo com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks! I actually heard about the sudo method. But could a normal user do 
> anything harmful or
> see any sensitive information in our system. it is for a third party 
> operator to just restart the
> service. Can we restrict a user to just issue a command or not allow it to 
> issue some command ?


A normal user cannot do anything harmful to the system unless he is provided 
*root priveleges*. 
If the requirement is just to restart a service, all you need to do is to 
make crontab run that command as a user whenever required. Yes, you can 
restrict the user to issue only that command & he cannot do anything else 
with that. You can also restrict a user by not allowing him to use a 
particular command. 

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Hari
http://hari.accosted.net


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