On Thursday 16 October 2008 23:36:51 Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> Mel wrote:
> > On Thursday 16 October 2008 22:07:43 Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> >> Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> >>> Daniel Bye wrote:
> >>>> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 12:05:01PM +0100, Daniel Bye wrote:


> >>>> nagios ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: NAGIOS_CMNDS
> >
> >                  ^^^^
This means:
ALLOW nagios user from anywhere to run commands NAGIOS_CMNDS as user root 
without a password.

> >> For the records, even this won't work because nagois needs access to
> >> /dev/xpt0 as well and once there sudo can't help.
> >>
> >> sudo -u nagios /sbin/camcontrol inquiry da0
> >> camcontrol: cam_lookup_pass: couldn't open /dev/xpt0
> >> cam_lookup_pass: Permission denied

The above sudo command, runs as nagios user, not as root.

> But... the command "/sbin/camcontrol inquiry da0" IS run as root through
> the setup in sudoers above,

See above. To test if it would work, you'd have to login as nagios then run 
sudo /sbin/camcontrol inquiry da0.

Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.
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