User allowed commands -
bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Wed Mar 18 16:19:47 UTC 2009
Sharpe, Sam J wrote:
> Bob Goodwin wrote:
>> Can someone tell me how I can arrange to be able to run
>> system-control-network as user bobg. It looks like I should
>> be able to accomplish this via visudo but that is overwhelmingly
>> My objective is to be able to close or open my eth0 internet connection
>> jumping though hoops. As it stands I have to use system-config-network,
>> enter password, and when the GUI comes up I can then click on
> Two ways to not quite accomplish accomplish roughly what you want:
> 1) Allow the user to control the network device - add "USERCTL=yes" in
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 as documented here:
> - but I don't think that will allow you to launch s-c-network as a
> non-root user - i think you'd still have to run "ifup eth0" and
> "ifdown eth0"
> 2) add the following to /etc/security/console.apps/system-config-network
> UGROUPS=users (assuming bobg is in the users group)
> That will then prompt for bobg's password rather than root - but as
> you object to typing in a password I'm not sure it's great for you.
None of the above afford me any advantage, all ask me to enter a
password again before permitting me to disconnect which seems like a
negative security feature! It ought to be simpler ...
ifup/down-eth0 are not valid commands. ifdown-eth is but does not
work. "basename: missing operand" whatever that means?
The command I would really like to be able to use is
"system-control-network+" which offers two buttons, Activate and
Deactivate plus a Configure button. I haven't been able to find the
file that produces that GUI.
Thank you for the suggestions.
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