Ubuntu question

Nathan kemotaha at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 13:27:03 MDT 2008


On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 12:33 -0600, Jon Jensen wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Apr 2008, Andrew Jorgensen wrote:
> 
> > Seriously though I'm surprised at the negative tone regarding this 
> > feature.  I love it.  One less password to remember.
> 
> For me the suboptimal thing about sudo is lack of ssh key authentication 
> support. I connect to dozens of servers without using (or even knowing) 
> the passwords. And sudo isn't useful if you don't use passwords.
> 
> If ssh key authentication support were integrated with sudo, it would be 
> very nice.

You can setup sudo to not ask for a password.  It is just adding the
NOPASSWD to the sudo line.  Not secure but...

you can also specify commands that you can run as sudo so that you can't
runn everything as root but you can run command Y and have it don't ask
for a password.

Nathan
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