On Thursday 28 April 2005 9:53 am, Robin L Darroch (Robin L Darroch <robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>) wrote: > Looking at it a different way, how do "modern Unix systems" enable an > ordinary user to achieve anything that would need admin permissions > along the way? How, to take the example of KisMAC, can an > administrator give regular users permission to (for example) load and > unload the wlan adapter drivers? sudo, a setuid program, is commonly used to give admin (or others') rights to normal users. I guess the biggest benefit of sudo would be that it can generate logs. I'm not sure how you would audit the use of other setuid programs as easily. http://www.aplawrence.com/Basics/sudo.html -- Toby Collier http://www.indifferent.com The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is the day they start making vacuum cleaners.