[lug] sudo, pam, and SuSE 10.2

Andrew Diederich andrewdied at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 16:25:19 MST 2007

On Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 5:34:21 PM, Hugh Brown wrote:

> having no experience whatsoever in this, my first thought is, does the \
> need to be escaped?

*whack*  Yup, that was it.  I thought I had tried it, but apparently

> It looks like sudo thinks of you as DOMAIN\windows.username

> You could try running sudo through strace to see what that may tell you.

sudo doesn't like to be straced, unfortunately.  At least not by
non-root users.

> Also, it looks like %foo refers to a group not a user.  From the brief
> searching of the web, it looks like the common approach is to tell sudo
> to trust a group that you are a member of (if possible, a group that 
> only you are a member of).

I thought they had been using a weird variable. I see now that the
backslash was to escape the space in "Domain admins".

Thanks for the help.

Best regards,
 Andrew Diederich 

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