User allowed commands -
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 18 20:40:58 UTC 2009
On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 12:19 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> 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
> >> complex.
> >> My objective is to be able to close or open my eth0 internet connection
> >> without
> >> 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
> >> "de/activate."
> > 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:
> > http://www.centos.org/docs/4/html/rhel-rg-en-4/s1-networkscripts-interfaces.html
> > - 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.
> > --
> > Sam
> 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 is : ifup eth0 or ifdown etho
> 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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