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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by joel69, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. joel69

    joel69 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
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    East Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I received this as an email from our cPanel server. What the heck does it mean:

    Code: : Sep 12 18:17:41 : username : user NOT in sudoers ; TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/username/public_html/bbs/data ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/bash
    I've searched through this forum and the cpanel instructions, but I couldn't find it. :confused: Any information or links to documentation would be appreciated. Thanks.

    (PS: I changed the server's name and user's name for privacy).
  2. webignition

    webignition Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2005
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    Sudo is a program that lets users perform commands as if they had su'd to a different user.

    I reckon that the user 'username' tried to use sudo to perform a command as the user 'root' whilst in /home/username/public_html/bbs/data.

    This warning is telling you that this request was denied as the user 'username' is not listed in the sudoers file.

    Have a Google around for 'sudoers' to find out more about this file and how to configure it.
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