Re: Adding OpenBSD sudo to the FreeBSD base system?
From: asym (bsdlists_at_rfnj.org)
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 16:19:55 -0400 To: Kurt Seifried <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At 16:09 7/21/2005, Kurt Seifried wrote:
>Uhh you people realize sudo is COMPLEMENTARY to su? All my Linux and
>OpenBSD systems (wait for it.....) have _both_ installed by default. Crazy
>huh? Some example commands:
>sudo ifconfig blah [enters own password]
>sudo su - [enters own password]
>sudo sendmail -q [enters own password]
>su - [enters root password]
>Whoa! what's #2? And what's #4? Holy cow!
For me, #2 and #4 are replaced by "sudo -u root sh" or some other shell,
totally obviating the need to have su at all. I realize some people use it
in shell scripts and so on, which I will refrain from commenting on, which
would make a sudo "su" mode a requirement to have it *replace* su, much
like the various "vi" invocation implementations.
I see absolutely no reason why sudo should not be in the base system. Not one.
I see almost as little need to make it behave as "su" when called as "su",
but I can at least see the reasoning behind it, and I also understand that
doing so would not be difficult.
>Folks, this is by far the stupidest argument/discussion I have ever seen
>on a security related mailing list (and I've been on BugTraq and
>Full-Disclosure for a long time so that's saying something).
If "myth-busting" as I've done with Stephen is "stupid" well, go ahead at
tattoo it on my forehead. I'm from a place where education is the cure for
stupidity, not the incarnation of it.
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