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Alan Dunkley wrote:
| On Wednesday 31 Dec 2003 2:44 pm, Nicholas Evans wrote: |
| Hello | | ~ I'm wondering how do I go about disabling the 5 minute period | after an sudo where you don't need to give your password again. I | read somewhere there was a line I could edit in the sudoers file, | but I couldn't find this line. I've tried google, but all I'm | getting are guides on how to use sudo. Any pointers? | | Thanks!
| I suggest you just run a "man sudoers" to get the details about the | sudo config file. The parameter you should look at is | "timestamp_timeout"
| Man pages may be old-hat in these internet-savvy days, but they are | still very | useful and should not be discounted as a source of good, accurate | information.
| timestamp_timeout Number of minutes that can elapse before sudo | will ask for | a passwd again. The default is 5. Set this to 0 to always | prompt for a password. If set to a value less than 0 the | userâs timestamp will never expire. This can be used to | allow users to create or delete their own timestamps via | sudo -v and sudo -k respectively.
| Hope this helps, but please be careful, or you may open your system | to all | sorts of possible attacks, either accidental or deliberate.
Ahh, thanks! I hadn't though of looking for a man page on the file. And don't worry, I have a reasonably good idea of what I'm doing. Thanks again! -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org
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