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NAME

       ssu - allow unprivileged user to become root

SYNOPSIS

       ssu [-f │ -m │ -l │ -c command]

DESCRIPTION

       The ssu command allows an unprivileged user to become root on the local
       machine without changing his SFS credentials.  ssu invokes the command
       su to become root.  Thus, the access and password checks needed to
       become root are identical to those of the local operating system’s su
       command.  ssu also runs /usr/local/lib/sfs-0.8pre/newaid to alter the
       group list so that SFS can recognize the root shell as belonging to the
       original user.

OPTIONS

       -f
       -m  These options are passed through to the su command.

       -l  This option causes the newly spawned root shell to behave like a
           login shell.

       -c command
           Tells ssu to tell su to run command rather than running a shell.

SEE ALSO

       dirsearch(1), newaid(1), rex(1), sfsagent(1), sfskey(1), sfs_config(5),
       sfs_hosts(5), sfs_srp_params(5), sfs_users(5), sfsauthd_config(5),
       sfscd_config(5), sfsrosd_config(5), sfsrwsd_config(5), sfssd_config(5),
       sfs_environ(7), funmount(8), nfsmounter(8), sfsauthd(8), sfscd(8),
       sfsrosd(8), sfsrwcd(8), sfsrwsd(8), sfssd(8), vidb(8)

       The full documentation for SFS is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and SFS programs are properly installed at your site, the
       command info SFS should give you access to the complete manual.

       For updates, documentation, and software distribution, please see the
       SFS website at http://www.fs.net/.

BUGS

       Note, ssu does not work on some versions of Linux because of a bug in
       Linux.  To see if this bug is present, run the command su root -c ps.
       If this command stops with a signal, your su command is broken and you
       cannot use ssu.

AUTHOR

       sfsdev@redlab.lcs.mit.edu