Subject: Re: su(1) group wheel restriction
To: Christoph Badura <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/11/1997 14:51:23 (Wolfgang Solfrank) writes:
   >> mynhier@cs.utk.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.