Subject: Re: su(1) group wheel restriction
To: Christoph Badura <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 01/11/1997 14:51:23
firstname.lastname@example.org.DE (Wolfgang Solfrank) writes:
>> email@example.com.EDU (Chad Mynhier) writes:
>> > What is the difference between adding a user to /etc/su.conf
>> >and adding the user to the wheel group?
>> The former doesn't give that user write access to wheel owned files
>> and directories.
>Huh? Those users can su, so they can do anything to your system anyway,
>including write to wheel owned files.
You've got it backwards. If you put a user in group wheel she gets
write access to wheel owned files and directories whether she knows
_IFF_ those files _have_ group-write access.