set up a root password
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Jan 12 07:12:34 UTC 2009
On Wednesday 06 August 2008, Nils Kassube wrote:
>Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Gene Heskett wrote:
>> > OTOH, that shell with root priv's should somehow make itself marked
>> > as such by a border color change or something, as when popping around
>> > to the various terminal shells running, it would be too easy to hit
>> > the wrong but root shell and mess the whole thing up.
>> Can you imagine a way to do this? It's a good idea, but I don't know
>> if it could be done.
>You could put something like this line
>[ "$UID" = 0 ] && PS1='\[\033[01m\033[41m\033[37m\]\h: \w/ #\[\033[m\] '
>in the files $HOME/.bashrc and /root/.bashrc right before this line:
>export PS1 PS2 ignoreeof
>It will give you a white prompt with red background independent of the way
>you get a root shell.
That is something I'll try, sounds neat.
Now I have another question. The machine is 8.04 LTS with kde-4 pulled in. I
find that an attempt to 'ssh -l only-user ad.dr.e.ss' is a "connection
I believe sshd is running as it does show up in an lsof, so why is a legit
user not asked for his passwd, and if the given one is correct, allowed in?
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