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The sudo configuration file is located @ {{f|/etc/sudoers}}.
The sudo configuration file is located @ {{f|/etc/sudoers}}.
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{{Console|body=$##i## su -c 'nano /etc/sudoers'}}
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Revision as of 08:53, January 8, 2015


Source Repository:Repository:Gentoo Portage Tree


Summary: Allows users or groups to run commands as other users

Use Flags

Allow sudo to send emails with sendmail.
Let sudo print insults when the user types the wrong password.



IP Space Migration Continues

All Funtoo user containers in the 8.28 IP space will be moving into our new IP space (172.97) over the next few days. If you have DNS set up -- be sure to watch your container and update to the new IP! container.host.funtoo.org DNS will be updated after the move.
2015-08-27 by Drobbins

Funtoo Hosting IP Move

Funtoo user containers with IPs in the 72.18.x.x range will be gradually migrating to new IP addresses this week. If you have DNS entries for your containers, please be aware that your DNS will need to be updated.
2015-08-11 by Drobbins

New ARM Stages

New ARM Stages, built with a new toolchain, are now hitting mirrors. Existing ARM users should re-install using these stages (dated Aug 3, 2015 or later,) rather than upgrade using emerge.
2015-08-06 by Drobbins



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sudo allows privilege escalation for non root users to perform restricted actions while in a locked down user environment.


# emerge sudo



The sudo configuration file is located @ /etc/sudoers.

$ su -c 'nano /etc/sudoers'

Remove the # in the line....


Add your user to the wheel group to enable sudo:

$ su -c 'gpasswd -a $USER wheel'

Either log out, and in again or restart:

$ su -c 'shutdown -r now'

Disabling Root Access By Password

To better secure a system, one may desire to disable root logins by password.

# passwd --lock root

to access root:

$ sudo su

Root can also be accessed by logging in via ssh keys, or as a restricted user then sudo su as above.

Bash Completion

Users that want bash completion with sudo need to run this once.

$ echo "complete -cf sudo" >> $HOME/.bashrc