[users]Re: Linux Vs Windows in security (II)
racerx at makeworld.com
Wed Aug 29 12:10:36 UTC 2007
On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 12:19:06 +0100
"(``-_-´´) -- Fernando" <ubuntu at bugabundo.net> wrote:
> On Monday 13 August 2007 22:06:32 Cesar Augusto Suarez wrote:
> > so, however, if i have remote access by ssh to a linux machine,
> > can i change the root pass if i dont know it? just in case
> Yes you can, as long as the user connecting to the sshd as sudo
> permitions. Just ssh USER at MACHINE
> and then do sudo passwd root
Fernando missread your question - The real answer is ...
"if i have remote access by ssh to a linux machine,
can i change the root pass if i dont know it?"
NO - You can't change the root password if you don't know the root
password. You CAN however, IF you DO.
There is a way to do this however, you NEED to be at the console.
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