[CentOS] strange su behavior

Uwe Kiewel ml at kiewel-online.ch
Wed Mar 10 19:51:41 UTC 2010


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Am 10.03.2010 20:23, schrieb Tom H:
>>>>>>> Do you have any sudo call from your /etc or /etc/skel bashrc or profile...?
>>>>>> Yes, I do have in /etc/bashrc:
>>>>>> sudo -l
> 
>>>>> Unless you already understood:
>>>>>   su -  "make the shell a login shell"
>>>>>   so sudo -l  in bashrc is executed, which asks for the user's password
> 
>>>> Understood, who is asking - not understood why "sudo -l" is asking for
>>>> the password and why just hitting the enter key works
> 
>>> sudo -l
>>> lists the commands that you are allowed to run with sudo
> 
>> That is clear to me, but why does this command request the password?
> 
> Do you have rootpw/runaspw/targetpw set in /etc/sudoers?

No, I don't have. What I want to have is: None-root users shall be
allowed to run some commands as root whithout password. And, on logging
on, the users shall see, what commands they are able to run.

Thanks,
	Uwe
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