I'm trying to hack together my own Android app that opens an SSH connection to my computer, and sends commands.
I am aiming to keep the interactivity of this process to a minimum, to make it have the feel of a remote control.
I've added a sudo "switch" that when activated will ask for a sudo password that then will run a command x to be run as
sudo -S -p '' x and then the password will be sent to the STDIN.
Problem is if the login fails, the command will then wait for another 2 password attempts, adding interactivity that I don't want!
I know I can edit
passwd_tries in the
sudoers file, but I rather know if there was a way to set this as an argument with sudo or is it also an enviroment variable that can be set?
Anyone know? Or is this not allowed for security reasons?