Assigning ROOT a password
kassube at gmx.net
Mon Apr 28 15:09:29 UTC 2008
Jayson Rowe wrote:
> Actuallly - Ubuntu isn't set up totally without a root password - that
> would be a huge security risk. Unless you change it w/ sudo passwd
> root, there is a password set, you just don't know what it is - it's a
> random password generating by the system.
No, it isn't a random password. The hash value for the password is set to
an invalid value, which can not be generated by any password. Therefore
the root password really is disabled.
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