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Old 10-15-2003, 07:06 PM   #1
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chkconfig ??

I had a quick question and thought maybe some of you could help. I'm a complete newbie but trying hard at this.

I have installed RH9 and I followed a howto guide and setup SSH to run on a higher port, disallow root login, and also use protocol 2.

However I notice that when I login SSH and su to root user, I cannot use chkconfig command. If I enable root login, I can use the chkconfig. How do I get chkconfig to work if I log in as a user and su to root??

Thanks in advance
Old 10-15-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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try using su -
Old 10-15-2003, 07:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply! and it worked. Thanks again
Old 10-16-2003, 02:54 AM   #4
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Originally posted by dave bean
try using su -
Which is equal to get the environment variables of the user root. A better way to monitor this is using the sudo command. This actually registers any actions which have been made to become root.

Try this:

visudo (used only to edit the sudo access file)
Uncomment the group wheel (with passwd access)
Save it
Make the user a member of wheel, so it will be able to sudo like:

usermod -G users,wheel username

Then if you are login-in as that user, try: sudo su -

Which is the same as su - , but much more reliable and registers every wrong entered passwd in your syslog or message log file.

Hope this helps,
Old 10-16-2003, 02:59 AM   #5
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Hey, thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely look into that


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