General :: Detailed Description Of The Login Process For Both Root And Normal User?
May 19, 2010
i am looking for a detailed description of the login process for both root and normal user , also locally and remotely.i read some sentences that the files .bashrc and bash_profile are needed for this process. But that was very concise.
On a Fedora Core box, I have a normal non-privileged user and I also have sole access to the root account. Because I am the only administrator of this box, I frequently su over to root for administrative tasks. The problem is that many of the user configuration I've become accustomed to are only configured on my day-to-day account (.vimrc, .bashrc, .screenrc, etc). Other than giving my day-to-day user account privileges to perform administration tasks, how would I go about sharing configuration between these two accounts?
Is It possible to change a process running in root-user to non-root-user by setting suid / uid / euid / gid etc... I so please instruct how, when and wat to set in order to change a process running in root-user to non-root user
i just installed linux mandriva 2009. i set password for root and created a user account. when i try to login as root, after logging out as user, it does not allow me and gives the error "root logins are not allowed". even it does not show the root account. if i try to go to root from konsole terminal using su root, it allows to enter as a root but when i try to start the GUI with startx it gives error.not sure what to do and why i can't see my account in GUI mode
I am trying to set the umask for a process(orkaudio) which is running as the root user.This program creates dir and files and I need the umask to be 022. I have edited my /etc/bashrc -- and when i type in umask i get 0022 --- Not sure how to go about getting this resolved...
I need to kill a process which has been started by user2 if I am user1 without being sudoers or using root.Do you know if there is a way of setting that when launching the process? Such as a list of users allowed to kill the process?
I would like to allow normal users to run some root scripts (e.g the sound subsytem [alsa]) in cases sound is stuck. What is the best way to allow this to happen in opensuse? There are many ways to do that (and I do not know how to use any of them ) and I am not sure which one is more suse all right.
Because I have a flaky wireless device, I occasionally get a hung connection and this script gets things running again in just a few seconds except obviously the boldfaced item, as it still tries to run in the root directory and gives errors:
Configuration file "/root/.kde/share/config/knetworkmanagerrc" not writable. Please contact your system administrator.
So I am not sure how to get knetworkmanager to run as me, the user ubuntu in the /home/ubuntu directory
#!/bin/bash service network-manager stop sleep 1 killall -9 knetworkmanager
I am unable to login as normal user. I am sure that my password is correct. What are the possible reasons behind this and also the solutions. My /etc/password and /etc/shadow files are good and my login haven't set to /etc/nologin.
Actually this a question asked to me by a Novell(Suse Enterprise Linux) Regional manager.
I am using fedora 12.I have two internal drives. Both are ntfs. Whenever i click on them it prompts to enter root password. But i want to mount them as normal user without entering any root password. How can i disable it so that i am not asked to enter root password everytime i mount the drives.
I'm trying to get my backup script to run every week, but as a normal user, and not as root as it is done when the script is placed in /etc/cron.weekly. Anacron fits my needs in the sense that it doesn't require my computer to always be on, as opposed to cron, and will just run my script when it can, but at the most each week. Cron fits my needs in the sense that I can run the script as the user I am logged in as. The particular script backs up my home directory with rdiff-backup, and it is very convenient that I am the owner of that backup, since when root performs the backup, I am unable to browse my own backup files and must use "sudo" to do this.
Is there a way to let me use the feature of anacron that allows my computer to not always be on, but still get a weekly execution, and also run the script as a normal (non-root) user?
I'm using fedora 12 and modified the user login options(normal and super user login). I've been using the accounts for a while but i've bumped into a problem - audio not working as a normal user but works when logged in as root. Also, i'm not able to use VLC as a root user.
I have been trying to establish a connection between two pcs via the ssh channel. I successfully made the connection as a root user, but when i tried as a non root user i had to type in the password the make contact with the other pc. how exactly does this passwordless login actually work?
I did an adduser to create a new account, but i forgot to add a description to the account, so it just looks like this when i look at the passwd file. how can i go back and add one? all my other accounts have descriptions after the two numbers.
I've been installing proftpd on a server running fedora 8. It is setup in standalone server type, and I checked that the process is running and listening to port 21. When I try to login using a ftp client in Normal mode with root user & password , I receive first a 220, then a 530 login incorrect error. Can you help me?
I've been pasting my proftpd.conf configuration file below
I'm setting up Ubuntu Karmic on my sister's old computer for my nephew, he's quite young so my sister asked to install some content filtering. I'll first setup an OpenDNS account and I've installed and managed to get dansguardian and squid working on a virtual machine to try it out. so far it's working pretty well, but I need to secure it form the inside out.
I was thinking of blocking specific outbound ports so he could not bypass the proxy. because by default the firefox configuration can be easily changed. so I have a couple of questions.
1. is it possible to block outgoing ports on Ubuntu? 2. is that the best method? 3. is there anything else I should be aware of to prevent subversion?
lastly, this question is probably unrelated to this board but I've set up a cron job to update a dynamic ip with OpenDNS, the problem is that the password is in clear text in the user's crontab, can I play with permissions? is it possible to run the job under a root account and deny read/write access to a normal user?