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RE: [nv-l] Root Authority

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Subject: RE: [nv-l] Root Authority
From: "Treptow, Craig" <Treptow.Craig@principal.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 12:06:46 -0500
Cc: "'Herman.E.Caballero@Lowes.Com'" <Herman.E.Caballero@Lowes.Com>
Here we use "sudo" to give me access.  I can do a "sudo ksh" or "sudo su -" and 'become' root.  At this point I can do anything I want, but if something did go wrong, at least they can track things back to my user ID that I logged on with.  With enough work, we could probably make sudo more specific and only allow access to the commands we wanted, etc.
I guess it depends on your organization.  In your case, I would venture a guess that they simply don't trust you enough and think that you might accidentally do damage to something else running on the box.  In my case, I've gained this level of trust and have free reign.
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From: Herman.E.Caballero@Lowes.Com [mailto:Herman.E.Caballero@Lowes.Com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 11:05 AM
To: nv-l@lists.tivoli.com
Subject: [nv-l] Root Authority

I'm curious as to how Netview Administrators under AIX managed to Install/Configure Netview without Root Authority.  Is there anyone out there that performs these duties but have to rely on AIX administrator to perform Netview Administrator functions.

I'm told from the AIX group that I can't have Root Authority to the Netview Box.  Mainly, because it could accidentally bring other systems down.

Please give me some feedback as how you manage your Netview box, without this Root Authority.

Thank you in advance,

Herman E. Caballero

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