This book does not exist yet. This item is to sponsor me writing it. I’m reading sudoers(5), so you don’t have to.
Ebook sponsors will be publicly thanked on a “Sponsors” section in the back of the electronic versions of Sudo Mastery, 2nd Edition by Michael W Lucas. They will also receive a free copy of the completed ebook in epub, mobi, and PDF, all DRM-free. Because DRM is stupid.
The first edition of Sudo Mastery isn’t exactly obsolete, but changes in a bunch of edge cases (including LDAP), several additional features, and changes in the publishing landscape have made a new edition desirable. While all that might be debatable, the addition of a Monty Python insults file essentially demands a new edition.
The book cover will be an Eddie Sharam parody of the classic A Friend in Need painting of dogs
cheating at playing poker. Eddie has done the last several TWP covers, and his work has the perfect touch of lunacy. You might note that the painting is the wrong shape for an ebook cover. It’s even too wide for a wraparound print cover. It is the perfect shape for a hardbound dust jacket, however, especially one lacking any text to mar Eddie’s magnificent work.
About the book:
Unix-like operating systems use a rudimentary access control system: the root account can do anything, while other users are peasants with only minimal access. This worked fine in UNIX’s youth, but today, system administration responsibilities are spread among many people and applications. Each person needs a tiny slice of root’s power.
Sudo lets you divide root’s monolithic power between the people who need it with accountability and auditability.
Sudo Mastery will teach you to:
While many people use sudo, most use only a small part of it’s features. Chances are, you’re doing it wrong. Master sudo with Sudo Mastery.