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Re: setuid safe for df?

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:59:57AM +1300, Richard Hector wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm having a problem at the moment with nagios monitoring of disk space.
> When a filesystem is mounted in a directory that's inaccessible to the
> nagios user, df doesn't work for it.
> Is df considered safe to be setuid?
> Any other suggestions?

Use sudo?

Setup your /etc/sudoers so the nagios user can run df without a password, then
configure Nagios to use "sudo df" instead of just "df" (I'm just learning
Nagios myself, so I don't know how you might do the second part) 


Eric Gerlach, Network Administrator
Federation of Students
University of Waterloo
p: (519) 888-4567 x36329
e: egerlach@feds.uwaterloo.ca

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