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root [2015/12/28 07:51]
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 +For years I had been using an ultra simple program to allow root access without a password. It was called **root**(1) and in spite of a couple of bugs which I'd mainly fixed I generally just liked it. So easy to set up - just put the allowed uid's into ''/etc/rooters'' and off you go. 
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 +Well blow me down, I lost the sources. Not on my backups. Not in cvs. What the heck had I done with it? No good googling - 'root' is just too general a name.
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 +So I re-wrote it from scratch and (apologies to the original author), its a darn sight better now (it even evaluates its arguments correctly if they contain spaces, which the old 'root' didn't). I also got it to add ''/sbin /usr/sbin'' and ''/usr/local/sbin'' to ''PATH' while I was at it, and allowed root to run it themselves. So now, it's just awesome!
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 +Why not **ssh**(1), I hear you say. Well, this is much simpler to administer and generally less picky. Of course, it's most likely less secure, so if you're vulnerable, bone up on **ssh**(1).
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 +Here it is. To compile just do this as root:
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 +  cc -o root root.c
 +  chown root root
 +  chmod 4755 root
 +  cp root /usr/local/bin # or anywhere you like
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 +Then put your allowed uids (use 'id -u') into ''/etc/rooters'' and then do this as root:
 +  chown root /etc/rooters
 +  chmod 600 /etc/rooters
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 +Here's the source: {{ root.c }}. No I won't post binaries, you really shouldn't trust me that much!
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root.txt ยท Last modified: 2015/12/28 10:18 by admin