I am trying to log into a server with a particular account. Let's say I don't know the password for that account. Can I do this using ssh? I am wondering if it is possible to do it in one command, instead of logging in as root and running su.
I first started using Ubuntu and I liked the sudo facility because I didn't need to remember two passwords, so when I installed Debian I wrote the same password for the limited and the root account. Is this very bad for security? I mean can a program started from my regular account immediately become root or something?
I have lost my password for my root and for my user account.
Code: Select alluser@debian:~$ su Password: su: Authentication failure user@debian:~$ su Password: su: Authentication failure user@debian:~$ su
I have just installed a gust debian 8 on debian 8 host in virtualbox, and when i wonted too login as su/root on the host there where no login possible, is there a way to regain the root password for the host?
I have a Debian VPS webserver running a forum, and I'm currently looking for a secondary tech-admin. Since they'll have to have the root password for the server, I'm looking for a way to create a backdoor account that I can use to get in if they divulge the root password, or go crazy and lock me out. Is there a way to do it?
I've started to get emails that would typically come from [URL] as [URL]. These emails come from services that send out emails (backup programs) directly, or from cronjobs. I've logged in as the non-root account and either sudo su - or su - to root and the restart the service at one point or another. If I login directly as root and bounce the service or cron the emails come across as from root. I don't see anything in my environment variables after I su to indicate what would cause this. I'm not sure where else to look? A pam setting? This seems to have happened between Fedora 10 and 14 (did a bunch of overdue upgrades recently) I've only got Fedora so I don't have anything to compare to. In Fedora 10 I did not have this problem.
1. I am currently using a basic fedora 14. I had a fedora 8 DVD that contained many packages including its installation (I mean it was bootable and had its iso image. Now my question is that is there any way by which I can install the packages(like OpenOffice.org) from that DVD to fedora 14? I have a slow internet connection and its not possible for me to download large files.
2. I installed some packages via yum. My friend also has fedora 14 but unfortunately he doesnt have a internet connection to download the files via yum and install them. Are the .rpm files downloaded via yum stored in some specific folder, so that I can transfer those files via a flash drive to his computer and install them directly there?
3. Is there a way to autologin my account so that I dont have to type my password everytime I switch on my PC?
4. Everytime and every session I try to access a ntfs partition, it asks for my root password. Any tricks to bypass this?
I found this on Bee's website. For more info on this exploit there are links there:[URl]..All you have to do in Fedora 13 is enter the following lines in a shell as normal user:
I don't think this can be considered solely an "upstream" problem, because I first tried it in Arch using the same version of glibc, and the final command causes both gnome-terminal and xterm windows to disappear.
i,m using Fedora11 since some time.... to day i hav updated my system but after updation, im unable to login my system through Gnome, but i can login by KDE as usual. now there is another problem i can,t login system throgh root account although i can access root account through terminal
I have installed Fedora Core 11 with SELinux enforcing.It appears (via log files) that if I use a .forward file in the home directory for root that SELinux prevents the use of this mechanism for forwarding e-mail.Is there a way to continue to use SELinux and be able to forward root's e-mail to an outside account?
I got during my last year of high school, and I recently installed Fedora 11. During the installation, I misunderstood one of the questions, and set my root password as what I wanted my account password. I want to go in and change it, because it's pretty easy to figure out and has me feeling really vulnerable, but it won't let me. I went to System-Administration-Root Password, entered my password, and put in a new one, but it won't let me click Change Root Password. The button is faded out and unclickable. I've tried several different passwords, and triple-checked each to make sure I typed it in correctly, but it won't work.
I am trying to su from liveuser to root to run yum update. If I am not root, I get a message that says "need to be root to perform this command". I am logged in as liveuser. If I do an su root then it says that my password is invalid. Since I did not set up the root user, I do not know the password.
I have, on numerous times, tried to set up a wireless printer using CUPS. with each attempt it repeats a query asking for the username and password (root password). After entering both the window disappears, pauses and again repeats the same request. It appears that it will not accept the root password even though it works in other cases such as becoming a root user.
just installed fedora 15 on my dell inspiron mini 10. I used the livecd to install it to the harddrive with the wizard. I need to use the root account to get the yum to install the wifi drivers and such. i set the root password as "root01" the first time. it didnt work so i figured maybe i made a mistake. so i reinstalled it making sure i used "root01". it still doesnt work. anybody had this problem or heard of this problem before? i am under the impression that the passwd file could be recovered by using Grub to load it under a singleuser setting. however grub wasnt installed
I want to verify the root password. I am using rPath linux and my use case is like this: 1. There is screen in my application through which user can change the root user's password. He provides 2 information in the screen
i. existing password ii. new password
2. I use a shell script in the back end that uses the "passwd" command to do it. And it doesn't ask for the existing password. But, my business use case is if user enters wrong existing password, I should not reset the password and throw some error message. How do I verify the existing root user's password? And also keep in mind that I am already in that linux box (logged in as root). Also let me now if there is any smarter way of doing it other than "passwd" command.
how to find the root password when i have terminal with root access ie is there any way find out the root or any other users password when we have terminal with root as logged in. I just want to the present password of root or any user on that system and not want to change the password so is there any way using any scripts or software we can find out the present password.