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Re: Few questions about the Admin Gude

Karsten Wade wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-12-06 at 21:15 +1300, Vladimir Kosovac wrote:
>> Hi people.
>> I am about to start writing draft for Users/Accounts module of the
>> guide. Can anybody confirm whether I'm on the right track if module is
>> structured as per below:
>> 1] Intro
> +         - Briefly say what the entire chapter/section covers
>> 	- A bit about the general stuff (multi-user system, root vs
>> unprivileged accounts, etc.)
>> 	- Explanation of relevant files in /etc
>> 	- What happens in the background when adding/modifying users/groups
>> 2] Managing users/groups using system-config-users
>> 3] 			"		using command line utilities
>> 4] Password policies
>> 5] Additional documentation
>> Does anything else needs covering?
> Other than that addition above, the list seems complete to me.  I
> reviewed and lightly edited/reformatted that page, the work is good.
> Oh, is it worth mentioning or even just linking to SELinux
> documentation?  Using su to switch users does not necessarily change the
> user's role, does it?  
> Do you think it is worth covering permission escalation, e.g., su and
> sudo?
> There is content about sudo that we can pull as-is with updates into
> this guide.  It is unpublished AFAICT, but the source is in CVS:
> http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/lxr/docs/source/sudo-tutorial/
> http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/lxr/docs/source/sudo-tutorial/en_US/sudo-tutorial.xml
> You can grab the module, which may not build as-is, by doing this:
> cd /path/to/local/CVS/sandbox
> export CVSROOT=:ext:<username>@cvs.fedoraproject.org:/cvs/docs
> cvs -z3 co docs-common sudo-tutorial

I have only anonymous access to

CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous cvs fedora redhat com:/cvs/docs

Found sudo-tutorial draft there, written by Paul Frields and Tommy
Reynolds though. Are we talking about the same document?

> I just tested, and this works:
> cd sudo-tutorial
> make html-en_US
> You can then copy/paste from the HTML into the Docs/Drafts/...  Unless
> this belongs in someone else's module. :)  In that case, they should use
> this content. :) :)
> - Karsten

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