[lug] root password

Bear Giles 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.


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