I just wonder how sudo privileges are found with ubuntu, from a technical point of view. Users with sudo privileges are not present in /etc/sudoers, so this looks a little bit exotic.

Was the source code of 'sudo' modified to look to other configuration files ?


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By default all members of admin group can use sudo to get root privileges:

%admin ALL=(ALL) ALL
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    OMG, I took the '%' char for a comment. Too much LaTeX probably...
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    Apr 3, 2011 at 12:48

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