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Old 22nd October 2008
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Default Installing sudo

At work i often need to change IP of my laptop which is running BSD. So I thought it would be a great idea to install sudo and give users permission to certain commands.

While installing sudo gives me 3 options
1. With LDAP support
2. With all insults
3. Set home env to target users in shell mode

Can someone tell me which options should I select. I know sudo is going to work without all these options but if any of these options are going to provide me something extra then I would love to have them.
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Do you have a user database with LDAP? If yes check With LDAP support.

With all insult will alllow sudo to insult you if you mistype your password. Can be funny sometimes.
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What about - Set home env to target users in shell mode
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What about - Set home env to target users in shell mode
I prefer to set this one
This means if you use sudo to run root's command, home will be /root
instead of /home/userWhoRunsSu
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With "set home env" unset (the default), running sudo -s to execute a shell as root, leave the environment set to your normal users' env, including $HOME. Meanning, if you do something like "cd", you go to the normal user's home directory, and not root's.

With "set home env" set, running sudo -s still gets you a root shell, but with root's environment. Similar to logging in as root. IMO, this is the better setup.
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