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Re: user created at install added in sudoers ?



On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 08:11:52PM +0200, David Nielsen wrote:
> > For newbies like me, understanding the sudoers file isn't so easy, but 
> > nevertheless they may need the sudo command. In my case, I'd rather my 
> > account would have been added automatically to the sudoers list :)
> Why do you need sudo, I mean what does it add that a correctly seperated
> privilaged user doesn't?

Principle of least privilege. Sudo provides a mechanism to add and drop
certain privileges (in a course-grained user-account-based way) with a
long-established history.

We can and should make it work in a new and better way too, of course.

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Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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