Limits and Functionality of Sudo Command

Discussion in 'Linux Beginners' started by DBetancourt413, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. DBetancourt413

    DBetancourt413 New Member

    Greetings Everyone

    I'm brand new to Linux and I just discovered the Sudo command. I'm told its more secure than switching to the actual root user to perform an action that requires authentication. My question is: what am I allowed to do and what am I not allowed to do with the Sudo command?
  2. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    "Super user do" command does almost everything so always use with care.

    It is not much a question of security to me because it will keep reminding you for password to execute root privileges but more on how you handle those privileges when granted.

    May be new linux user should learn chroot where he can create a folder where certain users will be limited only to that folder.

    ISPConfig has this feature so that its server administrator can allow other server users to ssh into their own folder but limit their work only inside that folder.
  3. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

Share This Page