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Old 07-21-2008, 01:17 AM   #1
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Thumbs down If user enters wrong password more than 3 times sysytem gets Locked.


How to unlock the user Password.
 
Old 07-21-2008, 01:35 AM   #2
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What distro are you using?
Still if you need to remove the user password,
You need to log in using root
then passwd <username>
just press twice

The user will have no password.
 
Old 07-21-2008, 06:21 PM   #3
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This depends on the system settings. You either have to wait for some amount of time before trying again, or you have to reboot the system.

Usually you would call the system administrator - unless your the system administrator, in that case it's a silly situation.

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:42 AM   #4
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Thanks.

Thank you for your suggestion.
 
Old 07-22-2008, 06:10 AM   #5
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Thumbs down Thanks.Is there any command to see what are all the servers installed in that System

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What distro are you using?
Still if you need to remove the user password,
You need to log in using root
then passwd <username>
just press twice

The user will have no password.
How to check what are all the servers intalled in that pc.(by ports like DNS-53 etc).OR How to list the already installed servers in tht PC.How to add next or new threads in the Linux Questions.orgDont feel bad.I am newer to this field.

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Old 07-22-2008, 07:47 AM   #6
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How to add next or new threads in the Linux Questions.orgDont feel bad.I am newer to this field.
In every forum, at the top, there is a button named "New Thread". Click that to create a new thread.
 
Old 07-22-2008, 07:59 AM   #7
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How to unlock the user Password.
You don't have to reset the password as mentioned or reboot. I'd be damned if I get locked out of a production system and it requires a reboot in order to get back in, that would be the dumbest design ever. Same with resetting of the password. You just need to reset the user with the faillog command.

faillog -r <username>

That will reset the fail attempts and the user can resume logging in.

man faillog for more details.

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Old 07-23-2008, 01:50 AM   #8
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Thumbs down Thanks.

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How to check what are all the servers intalled in that pc.(by ports like DNS-53 etc).OR How to list the already installed servers in tht PC.How to add next or new threads in the Linux Questions.orgDont feel bad.I am newer to this field.
Thank you sir.
 
Old 09-03-2008, 10:54 AM   #9
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It should be "faillog -u username -r" and NOT "faillog -r username" OR "faillog -r -u username"

Please refer to http://www.planetmy.com/blog/faillog...f-single-user/
 
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It should be "faillog -u username -r" and NOT "faillog -r username" OR "faillog -r -u username"

Please refer to http://www.planetmy.com/blog/faillog...f-single-user/
 
  


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