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Re: [RFC] disabled root account / distinct group for users with administrative privileges

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> writes:

> Le mardi 19 octobre 2010 à 00:38 +0200, Michael Biebl a écrit : 
> > 1/ The sudo group in previous Debian releases had a different
> > meaning: Members of groups sudo could run sudo without needing a
> > password.
> Did it exist in previous releases? I don’t recall seeing it in
> sudoers.

It's been there as the “exempt from password requirement” group, by
using the ‘--with-exempt=sudo’ compile option at least as early as 2002,
according to <URL:http://bugs.debian.org/151049>.

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