[hobbit] Some newbie help

Scheblein, Adam adam.scheblein at marquette.edu
Thu Jan 19 20:22:12 CET 2006

This is not possible all the time however (and when I was talking about
wheel before I meant on the server only)  On the client side, on some of
our boxes, in order to get swap information or some other information
from TOP we need to run it as sudo,  in which case then I have put the
following into the sudoers file on the client servers ;)

hobbit		ALL = /usr/local/bin/top, /usr/sbin/swapinfo,\


-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Munsch [mailto:rmunsch at solutionsforprogress.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 12:20 PM
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: Re: [hobbit] Some newbie help

I have to really, really, really, strongly disagree with this in heavily

emphasized bold type.

With a monitor running on every important machine, one of the things I 
like is that only the hobbit user can run hobbit, and the hobbit user 
can't do anything else - including sudo.  It's important not to let 
'little holes' like this pile up.  The pile gets large rapidly.

I could go on at length about specifics but i'll leave that to your 
local security list.  No one except no one should be in sudoers except 
those that consistently need root privs and use them responsibly.  
Preferably trusted humans!

lars ebeling wrote:

> You should add user hobbit to sudoers.
> Lars
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* David Gilmore <mailto:david at stenhouseconsulting.com>
>     *To:* hobbit at hswn.dk <mailto:hobbit at hswn.dk>
>     *Sent:* Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:29 PM
>     *Subject:* [hobbit] Some newbie help
>     Can anyone help out a Linux newb with this error?
>     Execution of '/usr/local/sbin/fping -Ae' failed - program not suid
>     root?
>     I am migrating our monitoring from BB installed on Windows to
>     Hobbit on Linux.  I was able to successfully install FC4, all of
>     the Hobbit subcomponents, and Hobbit.  Just this one error has me
>     stumped.  I thought I corrected it by adding hobbit to the WHEEL
>     group on FC and then editing sudoers file to uncomment WHEEL, but
>     I still have the error.
>     David Gilmore
>     Consultant
>     Stenhouse Consulting, LLC.
>     4 Traverse St
>     Providence, RI   02906
>     401.453.6900
>     401.454.7581 (fax)

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