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sudo within monit

2013/06/26

When you need to execute sudo from monit, you have to check whether the requiretty flag is off in your sudoers file.

requiretty: If set, sudo will only run when the user is logged in to a real tty. When this flag is set, sudo can only be run from a login session and not via other means such as cron(8) or cgi-bin scripts. This flag is off by default.

I was working on a machine that had:

Defaults requiretty

and got bit by that.

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