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Old 21st July 2011
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Originally Posted by demonio View Post
sudois soooooo buntus...
I can only assume you are referring to Ubuntu. Note that sudo(8) is currently maintained by one of the OpenBSD developers. It is not a Linuxism imported into the *BSD world.

If you object to the restrictions that sudo places on users/administrators, note that this can be fine-tuned. A primary reason I created this thread was to advocate that sudo doesn't have to be taken with its default configuration. It is quite configurable.

An administrative problem with su(1) is that knowledge of the root password provides total access to a system. With sudo, an access policy can be constructed to provide limited access, & the root password doesn't have to be disclosed. From an administrative standpoint, this is a win when considering security.
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