rootsh 1.5.3

Rootsh is a wrapper for shells that logs all echoed keystrokes and terminal output to a file and/or to syslog.
Rootsh is a wrapper for shells that logs all echoed keystrokes and terminal output to a file and/or to syslog. Its main purpose is the surveillance of users who need root privileges. They start rootsh through the sudo mechanism.

Sometimes users have to perform tasks on a system which are too complex to be wrote in sudo commands.Sometimes there is management pressure to give a user a root shell. Sometimes you're just tired arguing with users who insist in having root privileges.
With rootsh you can give your users access to a root shell while auditing their actions.

rootsh works very much like the script utility. It forks and creates a master/slave pseudo terminal pair. The slave pseudo terminal will become the controlling terminal of the child process which will execute a shell command. The parent process waits for input from the
user's terminal and sends it down the master pty. Every output including the echoed input will be written to a logfile and to the syslog daemon.

What's New in This Release:

initial release 0.1
since then
added version() and usage() to rootsh
modified pty module handling for AIX
switched setupshell and beginlogging
posix sigaction is now the preferred signal handling
configure.in tests for sys/select.h

last updated on:
July 12th, 2006, 11:05 GMT
price:
FREE!
homepage:
sourceforge.net
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Gerhard Lausser
category:
ROOT \ System \ Networking
rootsh
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