sudo never requires a password?

Bob Johnson bob88 at
Mon Feb 14 05:29:55 GMT 2005

On Sunday 13 February 2005 11:53 pm, Brian John wrote:
> How come whenever I do a 'sudo' command I never have to enter a
> password?  I have tried it several times and it is like I have root
> access but don't need a root password by just using sudo.  I think this
> could be pretty dangerous.  I've never setup sudo before, at least not
> myself.  Could someone help me figure this out?

Perhaps you don't HAVE a root password.  Have you tried to log in to the 
system as root to make sure it requires a password?  It is quite possible to 
set up FreeBSD with no root password.

- Bob

> Thanks
> /Brian
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