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Old 11-14-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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sudoer for letting a normal user run wireshark

Hello experts!

I am trying to give a normal user, student, the permission necessary to run wireshark as sudo, I know I have to edit the sudoer file, I added this line:

student ALL=NOPASSWD:/usr/bin/wireshark
but I keep getting an error:

[student@cam ~]$ sudo wireshark
[sudo] password for student: 
Sorry, user student is not allowed to execute '/usr/sbin/wireshark' as root on cam.

But obviously that hasn't worked out.

My linux is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.1 (Santiago)

Old 11-14-2012, 10:08 AM   #2
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The pathname /usr/sbin/wireshark (in the error message) is probably correct unlike /usr/bin/wireshark (in sudoers)?
Old 11-14-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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ah ops, thank you linosaurusroot. actually both paths (the sbin and bin) exists, once i changed it to sbin it works now.



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