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# 1  
Old 12-29-2008
How to allow group members to kill process?

Hey

I'm writing a script that creates some processes,and some scripts which kill those processes.

the question is Simply:
How can I allow group members to be able to kill processes created by other member at the same group?

I need your help as soon as possible

Thanks for your help in advance
# 2  
Old 12-31-2008
You cannot - not directly, that is - allow group members to kill other users processes. A user kann only kill his own processes, only root (more exactly: any user with uid 0) is allowed to kill any process.

You could create a workaround by using sudo: create a script which checks the group memberships of originator and process in question and which kills the process accordingly. Let this script run with root authority and use sudo to authenticate its use.

I hope this helps.

bakunin
# 3  
Old 12-31-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakunin
You cannot - not directly, that is - allow group members to kill other users processes. A user kann only kill his own processes, only root (more exactly: any user with uid 0) is allowed to kill any process.

You could create a workaround by using sudo: create a script which checks the group memberships of originator and process in question and which kills the process accordingly. Let this script run with root authority and use sudo to authenticate its use.

I hope this helps.

bakunin

Thanks for your help but i have another solution already
# 4  
Old 01-01-2009
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Originally Posted by The Dark Knight
but i have another solution already
It would have been a really nice gesture of friendship to tell us what this solution would be. Kind of returning the favour after asking us a question and getting an attempt to help you.

Many thanks for your contribution to the community.

bakunin
# 5  
Old 01-03-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakunin
It would have been a really nice gesture of friendship to tell us what this solution would be. Kind of returning the favour after asking us a question and getting an attempt to help you.

Many thanks for your contribution to the community.

bakunin

Well then

The solution(which i got from scripting section)
is that I'll use a common user who will start and kill the process

so instead of calling my script that creates the process I call another script that switches (temporary) to a common user then call the script that creates the process then switch back to the original user,and the same goes when I want to kill the process. but not forgetting that the new script should be Execute Only since it contains the password of the common user.

the whole idea is to make a single common user to create and kill the process

I hope everything is clear now

Thanks for your cooperation

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