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Old 12-12-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
ronin16
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Wheel Group


I am running a red hat 5 enterprise server. Looking at the "groups" on the server. What is the 'wheel' group and what access does it give users?

Thanks,

Paul
 
Old 12-12-2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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AFAIK, on a default RHEL installation the wheel group does not serve any purpose.

But you can put some PAM changes into place to make RHEL behave like a BSD system would with the wheel group. Upon making these changes, only users in the wheel group are able to use su to get root access.

I wrote a howto long ago on this topic (on a SuSE forum, back when it was called SuSE). Maybe someone can dig something up for you if you're interested.

Last edited by anomie; 12-12-2007 at 06:45 PM. Reason: clarified.
 
  


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