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Re: [ProgSoc] adding sudoers

Try using your own password - not root's.
sudo works by authenticating the 'source' user (you), not the 'target' user

On 22 Mar, Pramod Korathota wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just a simple sudo question - I've started playing around
> with sudo on a new linux box (Dell 2400 with RedHat pre-installed)
> It's at a co-loc facility so I can't go off and re-install it
> or something. It already has sudo installed with a basic 
> /etc/sudoers :
> # User privilege specification
> root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
> delladmin       ALL=(ALL) ALL
> admin           ALL=(ALL) ALL
> At this stage I'm only interested in controllig who can access
> su. The admin account can su to root without any problems. I
> created a user account for myself and added it to sodoers using
> visudo with the line :
> pkorathota ALL=(ALL) ALL
> However when I try to su using "sudo su -" it does not validate
> the root password. I'm using sudo 1.6.3. I couldn't see
> anything in the manpages which helped me... shadow passwords
> are enabled, but that shouldn't be a problem with this
> version..
> If anyone has some pointers it would be greatly appreciated.
> Pramod,

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