sshdo, an alternative to sudo

alias sshdo='ssh -q -t root@localhost -- cd $PWD \&\& 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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By: darkfader
2010-10-20 22:33:22

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Who in their right mind has root login enabled?
kaedenn · 399 weeks and 4 days ago
I do have to agree with kaedenn
DaveQB · 399 weeks and 4 days ago
You'd create a key-pair and set it up to only allow localhost to login... duh :)
darkfader · 399 weeks and 3 days ago
There... updated the description. I hope now it's worthy +1.
darkfader · 399 weeks and 3 days ago
Is this for rare platforms without sudo? Or what is the advantage of this?
splante · 374 weeks and 5 days ago

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