[lug] root password
bgiles at coyotesong.com
Wed Aug 2 10:16:04 MDT 2006
Gordon Golding wrote:
>Somebody reset the root password on a shared machine and now can't remember what they set it to.
>What's the best way to fix?
ROTFL! Such a transparent "social engineering" attempt to get us to
tell you how to hack into the system!!!
Seriously, if somebody still has root access my advice would be to set
up 'sudo' for everyone authoritized to have root access. It's one of
the few options since it makes it easy to lock out people with former
root access, the "somebody reset the root password on a shared
machine..." approach doesn't work well in practice.
More information about the LUG