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Old 08-11-2011, 02:28 AM   #1
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What is difference between Power broker utility and sudo command.


Hi I just wanted to know the difference between Using Sudo mechanism over using Power breaker utilities.

Are they recommended over sudo?
Why ?

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Old 08-11-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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Symark Power Broker is a commercial package. Sudo is an open source tool that is included with your Linux distro.
Here's a link to a very long pdf that promotes Power Broker. Read it at your leisure, then make up your own mind!
http://www.sans.org/reading_room/ana...oker_Feb06.pdf
Open source enthusiasts will probably shy away from it due to it being a propriety software btw.
 
Old 08-12-2011, 12:15 AM   #3
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Symark Power Broker is a commercial package. Sudo is an open source tool that is included with your Linux distro.
Here's a link to a very long pdf that promotes Power Broker. Read it at your leisure, then make up your own mind!
http://www.sans.org/reading_room/ana...oker_Feb06.pdf
Open source enthusiasts will probably shy away from it due to it being a propriety software btw.
Google Powerbrocker didn't returned Symark's PowerBrocker instead it recommended beyondtrust's Powerbrocker.
Sadly both were PAID
Any good free(Open sourced) alternative?

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Old 08-12-2011, 12:53 AM   #4
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I may be wrong, but I think most people just stick to sudo.
 
Old 08-12-2011, 04:34 AM   #5
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I never tried any of these, but a quick search in the debian squeeze repos gives:
  • calife: "a lightweight alternative to Sudo"
  • chiark-really: "a tool for gaining privilege (simple, realistic sudo)"
  • userv: "a Unix system facility to allow one program to invoke another when only limited trust exists between them"
  • dpsyco-sudo: "Automate administration of sudo privileges"
  • op: "sudo like controlled privilege escalation"
 
  


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