Re: Admin group?
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On Mon, 18 Oct 1999, Bryan Scaringe wrote:
> 3) Some versions are said to "not support the wheel group".
> how is this possible? If I've set the group of the file
> to "wheel" (or "adm" in this case), and the permissions
> to -rwxr-x---, then how can the su executable get around this?
The way wheel works is that any user can use su, but only users in the
wheel group are allowed to su to root (uid 0). Your suggestion will not
let any user besides those in adm use su at all (which may be what you
The programs that don't support wheel then are ones that don't have the
code for checking the group membership.
finger for PGP public key.
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- Admin group?
- From: Bryan Scaringe <Bryan.Scaringe@computer.org>