If you see this in /etc/sudoers it is NOT a comment but an include.
For example in Linux mint sudoers.d contains the following files:
casper mintupdate README
casper for example contains the following sudoers line:
mint ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
So if you are messing ar........
This basically means that you are running as non-root and you need to be root to create the tun0 or tap0 device on OpenVPN. You could try sudo or adding the openvpn binary to the list of sudoers.........
This is a common issue, what if a issue shouldn't have root but you want to use that user to make a full backup of a system? They of course need root access.
You can actually just give them passwordless sudo access to rsync in /etc/sudoers:
sudo vi /etc/sudoers
yourusername ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/rsync
Here is how you would execute rsync:
The key thing for the remote host is to........
Before reading on remember to put the line at the bottom of /etc/sudoers as from experience what happen is that other rules cancel out what you have added.
If your sudoers setup is correct it will work immediately upon saving without requiring a reboot.
yourusername ALL = NOPASSWD: /path/to/command
*Once again remember the above should be on the bottom of the sudoers file or........
sudo: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(601) [sender=3.0.7]
One of the purposes of rsync is to backup whole filesystems and archive them but how can you do that properly and restore things to normal if all permissions and ownerships are not preserved from your root filesystem?
It's not desirable to have everything running as root, especially not just for an rsync.
The Easy rsync preserve permission solution for non-root users
sudo is the answer and all you have to do is edit /etc/sudoers
At the end o........