tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sat Sep 5 20:29:41 UTC 2009
> I am unable to log on to root as my password is not accepted by the
> system. I am getting a password authentication failure notice.
Are you connecting via ssh? The ssh config may not allow root login over
ssh. It's a bit of a security risk. Log in with your non priv account
and use sudo or su.
> My password is accepted in the GUI.
Logging into the GUI with root is also considered a bad thing to do, but
I've never been quite sure why!
Tony Arnold, Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 6093
Head of IT Security, Fax: +44 (0) 870 136 1004
University of Manchester, Mob: +44 (0) 773 330 0039
Manchester M13 9PL. Email: tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
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