sudo never requires a password?

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Mon Feb 14 06:07:42 GMT 2005

--On Monday, February 14, 2005 12:30 AM -0500 Bob Johnson <bob88 at> 
> 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.
Sudo doesn't use the root password.  It uses the *users* password.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
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The University of Texas at Dallas
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