Root access loggin

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Jul 24 18:41:12 UTC 2007

Tom Grove <freebsd at> writes:

> You could even go so far as to limit what he can use sudo on.
> $>man sudo
> Giving him full root access is probably not a good idea.

In practice, this approach *is* effectively giving him full root
access.  Once you have to give the tech the ability to edit root-owned
files, you have to trust his honesty.  There are some important
advantages to doing it through sudo, though: one is that it makes it
easy for the user to keep track of just the root-privileged commands,
and another is that it's easier for the user to avoid shooting himself
in the foot.

To watch everything done by the remote-connected tech, the most
complete approach is probably watch(8), which is a much simpler way of
getting everything typed on a particular tty.

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