[users]Re: Linux Vs Windows in security (II)

(=?windows-1252?q?=60=60-=5F-=B4=B4?=) -- Fernando ubuntu at bugabundo.net
Wed Aug 29 16:54:04 UTC 2007


On Wednesday 29 August 2007 17:43:38 Chris wrote:
> Let's look at this again - the Op asked if he can change the root
> password he he does not know it.
> 
> That being said - ha can't run sudo without knowing the root password.
> Unless of couse, the admin of the remote box setup sudo to be used
> without a password.
> 
> ARE WE CLEAR ON THAT?
> 
> How can a user use sudo if he does not know the password (assuming the
> root password is needed to use sudo). 
> 
> The Op does not define other parms in the request - here's the quote:
> 
> "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"
> 
> The Op does not define what distro, he does not define whom he is
> ssh'ing in as - it is what it is.

when runing sudo, the password to be entered is the user's one, not the root.
Plain simple, as mention on the other users emails.

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