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Date:      Tue, 24 Jul 2007 14:41:10 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <>
To:        Tom Grove <>
Cc:, Ian Lord <>
Subject:   Re: Root access loggin
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> (Tom Grove's message of "Tue\, 24 Jul 2007 13\:27\:37 -0400")
References:  <050b01c7ce16$960a0570$6400a8c0@msdi.local> <>

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Tom Grove <> writes:

> You could even go so far as to limit what he can use sudo on.
> $>man sudo
> Giving him full root access is probably not a good idea.

In practice, this approach *is* effectively giving him full root
access.  Once you have to give the tech the ability to edit root-owned
files, you have to trust his honesty.  There are some important
advantages to doing it through sudo, though: one is that it makes it
easy for the user to keep track of just the root-privileged commands,
and another is that it's easier for the user to avoid shooting himself
in the foot.

To watch everything done by the remote-connected tech, the most
complete approach is probably watch(8), which is a much simpler way of
getting everything typed on a particular tty.

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