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Re: Automation of Administrative Tasks on an RHEL Box



> sudo would work.
true.

Beside sudo, RHEL 5 works well with ACL ( it is part of default
setting in filesytem level in super block). Add user or group in ACL
(access control list) and the user can do the thing.
See man page of setfacl/getfacl

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 2:06 PM, Marti, Robert <RJM002 shsu edu> wrote:
> sudo would work.
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 16, 2010, at 1:03 PM, "Devarishi Kumar Mahadeva" <dk_mahadeva yahoo com> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>>
>> Here is a good scenario of  Automation of Administrative Tasks (it was presented
>> before me in an interview at a Defense Department, Navy):
>>
>> Design a Web Interface using PHP (we can use Perl also)  that has fields for:
>>
>> IP Address, Default Gateway, Subnet Mask, etc. and when the values are submitted
>> the Linux Server (RHEL) should be able to process the request and change the
>> Network information accordingly and restart the Network Services. (It it
>> noteworthy that such a Web Interface is to be used on an Intranet and is for
>> testing purpose only, we really do not intend to invite any security
>> vulnerabilities by allowing anyone to change the Network Settings.)
>>
>> The only point here is how to get a (CGI-)Script (PHP or Perl) be able to
>> perform the tasks of an Administrator, i.e. execute commands that only the root
>> user or a user with some root privileges can issue.
>>
>> We can easily pass values to a PHP / Perl or even to a Shell Script program on
>> the server.... in /var/www/cgi-bin or /var/www/html directories. But how will it
>> run with the root privileges?
>>
>> With regards,
>>
>> Devarishi Kumar Mahadeva.
>>
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