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Old 12-31-2002, 12:27 PM   #1
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what is wheel???


Hey all. I have seen the term "wheel" several times now. Mopst recently in /etc/security/access.conf

Does any one know what this wheel entry is. Just looking for a general answer, not specific to the file listed above. Thanks! If this isn't enough info, sorry.
 
Old 12-31-2002, 12:43 PM   #2
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It is name of the group on your Linux system. You use it to put your users in it if you want to give them some extra permissions without much power...

Check /etc/group
 
Old 12-31-2002, 03:21 PM   #3
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thanks Axe, could you go a little more in depth perhaps with an example???
 
Old 12-31-2002, 03:32 PM   #4
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on redhat systems(and i haven't used redhat for a long while, so take this with a grain of salt) but users in the wheel group are allowed to su to root from their terminals
 
Old 01-01-2003, 11:33 AM   #5
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on redhat systems(and i haven't used redhat for a long while, so take this with a grain of salt) but users in the wheel group are allowed to su to root from their terminals


Something like that. I am not realy sure what else it is used for but I usualy put myself into this group when I create account. Maybe try su root with user not in this group and with different user which is member of this group and see the difference.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 08:58 PM   #6
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crap, I just edit the suers file, and wipe off wheel, Ho well live and leanr
 
  


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