[NBLUG/talk] Root and SSH questions..

Steve Johnson srj at adnd.com
Thu Sep 18 14:54:01 PDT 2003

Jeremy Turner wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 11:30, Steve Johnson wrote:
>>E Frank Ball wrote:
>>>If the user only logs in remotely, then you can replace his password in
>>>the /etc/passwd file with !!.
>>Eric posted how to do it via SSH, the !! way would break su, which I use 
>>to become root to do maint on the box at times.
> I wonder if '!!' would break sudo.  I've been a good little sysadmin and
> gotten to the point where I do that instead of su -.
> Jeremy

Actualy it woudln't break it because sudo uses your password to 
authenticate, not roots.  I've just been to lazy to setup sudo =)


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