root password

Michael James ubuntu at
Tue Aug 21 04:25:37 UTC 2007

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 01:52:27 pm Harry L. Lee wrote:
> is this true? I was under the impression there *IS* a root password,
> merely undisclosed (for good reason)

Have a look,
 "cat"  just streams the text to screen,
 shadow is wherre the mangled passwords are kept.

/etc# cat shadow
<snip lots more system entries>
<snip more users>

Having the second field a  "*"  means no password yet.

BTW, how do I get Ubuntu to create and allow
 md5 and blowfish encoded passwords?

Konqueror has gotten so clever for its own boots
  that it has forgotten what a web browser is for.

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