If you have recently upgraded your (or dist-upgraded to) “squeeze”, you might
sudo now works a little bit strange. It asks for a password too
often. Some people even thought it asks a password every-time now. That’s
incorrect. Timeout was left same as it was before. But
To be honest, this is not related to Debian GNU/Linux at all. This change was
made by Todd C. Miller (author of sudo) on 2010-07-20, commit
73dd2b82a3a9. So now
tty_ticket is on by default. That means that users
must authenticate on a per-tty basis. In other words, calling
sudo true twice
on the same tty (or pts) will ask for a password only once. But it will ask
again (regardless to the timeout) on another tty.
In fact this is a great thing about sudo. But if you want to change default
behavior (to disable tty_ticket by default), you can simply put this line
That’s all. But think twice before disabling it by default.