SUU without root access?

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Sat Oct 20 09:18:25 CDT 2007


On Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 09:32:59PM +1000, Gordon Cormack wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I need to maintain firmware on many servers (eg. 250) and different groups
> within my organisation WILL NOT give me root access or create a user for me
> (eg. using sudo) - which is probably fair enough and actually I don't want
> it just-in-case something goes wrong (they can't blame me).

firmware updates all inherently require root access.  It would be a
massive security hole not to.  (oh, sorry, I didn't know visiting that
website might cause my BIOS to be overwritten...)


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Matt Domsch
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
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