Automation of Administrative Tasks on an RHEL Box
sudo would work.
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On Sep 16, 2010, at 1:03 PM, "Devarishi Kumar Mahadeva" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Here is a good scenario of Automation of Administrative Tasks (it was presented
> before me in an interview at a Defense Department, Navy):
> Design a Web Interface using PHP (we can use Perl also) that has fields for:
> IP Address, Default Gateway, Subnet Mask, etc. and when the values are submitted
> the Linux Server (RHEL) should be able to process the request and change the
> Network information accordingly and restart the Network Services. (It it
> noteworthy that such a Web Interface is to be used on an Intranet and is for
> testing purpose only, we really do not intend to invite any security
> vulnerabilities by allowing anyone to change the Network Settings.)
> The only point here is how to get a (CGI-)Script (PHP or Perl) be able to
> perform the tasks of an Administrator, i.e. execute commands that only the root
> user or a user with some root privileges can issue.
> We can easily pass values to a PHP / Perl or even to a Shell Script program on
> the server.... in /var/www/cgi-bin or /var/www/html directories. But how will it
> run with the root privileges?
> With regards,
> Devarishi Kumar Mahadeva.
> (UNIX Application Support)
> HCL Technologies Ltd.,
> Infra Tower, Plot No. A 3, Sector 126,
> SEZ Noida (Uttar Pradesh) - India.
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