Provided by: sfs-common_0.8-0+pre20060720.1-1.1_i386
 

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.
        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), sfs‐
        rosd(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 com‐
        mand 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