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sshdo, an alternative to sudo

Terminal - sshdo, an alternative to sudo
alias sshdo='ssh -q -t root@localhost -- cd $PWD \&\& sudo'
2010-10-20 22:33:22
User: darkfader
Functions: alias cd
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sshdo, an alternative to sudo

Run program as root by SSH key forwarding instead of sudoers.

Put this alias line in .bashrc or wherever you like. Alias arguments might need extra escaping.

You might wonder about security. But you'd block out root login as much as possible of course. In sshd_config you put this:

PermitRootLogin no

Match Address 127.0.0.1

  PermitRootLogin without-password

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Who in their right mind has root login enabled?

Comment by kaedenn 209 weeks and 6 days ago

I do have to agree with kaedenn

Comment by DaveQB 209 weeks and 6 days ago

You'd create a key-pair and set it up to only allow localhost to login... duh :)

Comment by darkfader 209 weeks and 5 days ago

There... updated the description. I hope now it's worthy +1.

Comment by darkfader 209 weeks and 5 days ago

Is this for rare platforms without sudo? Or what is the advantage of this?

Comment by splante 185 weeks ago

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