After talk Q&A
Oct 22, 2019
After I finish a talk on sudo at a conference, I usually receive quite a few questions. Many of the answers I gave earlier were already included in the latest version of my sudo talk. The following is a collection of questions and answers from different conferences.
How can I change the insults (the funny messages displayed when someone enters the wrong password) of sudo? Right now the insult messages are hard-coded.
Some sudo features: logs, digest check, session recording & more
Oct 2, 2019
If there is one utility installed on almost all Linux/UNIX systems, it is sudo. Still, most sudo users – including myself until a year ago – only know this app as the prefix for administrative commands and using the default configuration. By the end of this blog you will know that it is a lot more. After a brief introduction to sudo you can learn a number of lesser know sudo features: digest check, configuration in LDAP, session recording, extensive logging and even plugins The current blog just introduces you to these features, in later blogs you can learn about them in depth.
Sudo at All Things Open
Sep 12, 2019
Learn about What You Most Likely Did Not Know About Sudo… at this year’s All Things Open conference.
If you have not heard about it yet, All Things Open is one of the largest open source events on the US East Coast. This year the conference is October 13-15, in the area known as the Research Triangle. People from all aspects of open source participate: users, developers, decision makers and as the name of the area implies, many people from research.
The first sudo blog...
Jul 16, 2019
Let me tell you a personal story, how this blog was born.
First a bit of introduction. I am Peter Czanik, working for the past nine years as syslog-ng evangelist at Balabit. Obviously I also deal with the commercial variant, but my focus is Open Source. That is one of the reasons why I was very happy to learn that Todd Miller, developer of the sudo application, became my colleague when Balabit was acquired by One Identity last year.