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Old 01-11-2007, 07:17 AM   #1
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ifconfig command access for sudo


Hi,

I am trying to implement the sudo on the server.
Currently what i did is as follow.

Made a group = operation
added a user to the group = abcd

in the sudo file i have made the following entry

abcd, %operation ALL= NOPASSWD: /sbin/, /usr/sbin/, /bin , /usr/bin

Now if i login to the server as a abcd user. Then i am using the following command to know the ipaddress of the machine.

sudo ifconfig

and i get the following out.

sudo: ifconfig: command not found

Pls let me know how to configure the sudo file so that the abcd user can use the ifconfig command.


Thanks

Anand
 
Old 01-11-2007, 07:37 AM   #2
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As root edit the sudoers file, There should be a line in it somewhere that says something like:

root ALL = (ALL) ALL

so add your user after this line:

abcd ALL = (ALL) ALL

You haven't mentioned your distro but on some distros I think you need to run /sbin/ifconfig as opposed to just ifconfig

Last edited by Broder; 03-13-2007 at 10:54 AM.
 
Old 01-11-2007, 12:26 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Feelda
As root edit the sudoers file, I'm not at my machine at the moment so can't tell you exactly but there should be a line in it somewhere that says something like:

root ALL = (ALL) ALL

so add your user after this line:

abcd ALL = (ALL) ALL
Be careful: this will give the user abcd FULL root access, to all commands.
 
Old 01-11-2007, 12:27 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Feelda
As root edit the sudoers file, I'm not at my machine at the moment so can't tell you exactly but there should be a line in it somewhere that says something like:

root ALL = (ALL) ALL

so add your user after this line:

abcd ALL = (ALL) ALL

You haven't mentioned your distro but on some distros I think you need to run /sbin/ifconfig as opposed to just ifconfig

It worked man. Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:37 AM   #5
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Yes, as Matir said, this gives full access. Would suggest reading up on sudoers file. Full access is not always wise as sometimes the hand can be faster than the head and thats when mistakes happen!
 
Old 08-12-2011, 01:23 AM   #6
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It worked man. Thanks for the help.
Mushtaq: It works for me also at CentOS v5.5
 
  


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