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Re: sudo access - proper method?



On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Matty Sarro <msarro gmail com> wrote:
> Thank you for the pointer guys. Just curious; I did add the user to
> the wheel group as well.
> I expected the users who weren't added to wheel to not be able to su
> to root. Is this a departure from BSD's implementation of the wheel
> group?
>
> -Matty
>
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 2:30 PM,  <m roth 5-cent us> wrote:
>> Rohit khaladkar wrote:
>>> I always edit the sudoers file.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Matty Sarro <msarro gmail com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hey everyone,
>>>> Just curious - when creating a new user, what is the proper method of
>>>> giving them sudo access? Is it by appending them to the wheel group,
>>>> or is it modifying the /etc/sudoers file? I appreciate any help.
>>
>> Rhoit, don't top post.
>>
>> Matty: ABSOLUTELY, USE visudo - do *not* just edit it. visudo does syntax
>> checking, and so when you get out, you can be reasonably sure you won't be
>> locked out....
>>
>>       mark
>>
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Also, sorry for the top post, I didn't realize gmail did that by default. Oops.
--Matty


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