Assigning ROOT a password

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Apr 28 16:14:26 UTC 2008


Jayson Rowe wrote:

> Actuallly - Ubuntu isn't set up totally without a root password - that
> would be a huge security risk.

Why?  

> 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, there isn't.

$ sudo grep root /etc/shadow
root:!:...

That's a locked account - no password.
-- 
derek





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