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Old 04-16-2002
Question How to execute Ifconfig without being root???

Hi,
I want to be able to execute an 'ifconfig le0 dhcp ' command without being logged as root...How can I make this?
I'm working on solaris 7 and I try to give the same rights as root to another operator using admintool but my new user can't execute the command...snifff
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Old 04-17-2002
Of course, the most easy way to do this would be to chmod /sbin/ifconfig (this is the path on OpenBSD 3.0, not sure about Solaris, but a 'find' should help you) to 0755 or something similar - but I wouldn't recommend this, as every user on your machine would be able to do this.

*BSD systems provide a very useful program called 'sudo' - is that available on Solaris, too? This would help you to allow only certain users access to ifconfig.

HTH,
Lexx
Lexx
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Old 04-17-2002
MySQL Thanks!

I install a version for solaris of sudo (found in sunfreeware site) and it does exactly what I wanted...Thanks again!
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Old 04-17-2002
You're welcome. Just be sure to take some time to properly configure your sudoers file.

Greetings,
Lexx

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