sudo in the base system

Bill Hacker wbh at
Sat Feb 19 07:56:54 PST 2005

Matthew Dillon wrote:

    Sudo is certainly popular enough to justify putting it in base, but I
    have a big philosophical problem with the whole concept since its
    purpose in life is basically to rip a hole in UNIX's user
    compartmentalization.  It gives me nightmares of big gaping security
    holes in any system where it is installed.
					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>


A needful item on a Mac or Linux box, but shouldn't be there on *BSD IMHO.

chmod 500 /usr/bin/sudo

. .keeps the Mac out of trouble between (scrutinized) updates.

Bill Hacker

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