[techtalk] Forgotten root password

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Wed Mar 1 23:29:43 EST 2000

On Mon, 28 Feb 2000, Dan Nguyen wrote:

> That's not always necessarily true.  On RH systems single user mode
> drops the system into a shell.  However on more ``secure'' systems it
> run sulogin, which requires the root password to be able to get to a
> shell.  The more generic solution, like everyone else has said is

Everyone should have "password ..." and "restricted" options set in
/etc/lilo.conf. Anyway -- you can't stop me. I've got a screwdriver :-).

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