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Old 12-02-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Executable permissions

Hello All,

I have recently changed my ISP.
I have downloaded and the installed the 'client software' of his.
To execute I m needing to login as root,which I m not comfortable doing.I have done the chmod to all the necessary folders (chmod 777) but still it does not work without being a root/

I m curious why this happening.I want to get into what all this software is accessing and stop anything suspect..

Would need your inputs.

thanks in advance,
Old 12-03-2005, 12:23 PM   #2
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i dont know what the "client software" does or intends...
i dont know what service the isp provides...
given this few information i dont think anyone can help u -
but maybe im wrong...
Old 12-03-2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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Well i dont know what the software does but executing the process as root would be less of a danger than letting user/group/world read/write/execute it surely.

man sudo - gives a way for normal users to execute things as root without logging in as root.

what is the file you are trying to execute? what is the error message preventing you from running it?
Old 12-03-2005, 08:54 PM   #4
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Hi, here is mine.

Where XXX is your user account.

To run, for example about halt,
$ sudo halt

# /etc/sudoers
# This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
# See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.

# Host alias specification

# User alias specification

# Cmnd alias specification

# User privilege specification
root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
XXX ALL= NOPASSWD: /sbin/reboot
XXX ALL= NOPASSWD: /sbin/halt
XXX ALL= NOPASSWD: /home/XXX/garnome/bin/firestarter
XXX ALL= NOPASSWD: /home/XXX/garnome/bin/dbus-daemon
XXX ALL= NOPASSWD: /home/XXX/garnome/sbin/hald


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