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Old 05-21-2003, 12:42 AM   #1
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root password


I was just wondering how can I retrieve root password to my system if i ever lose it?
 
Old 05-21-2003, 12:57 AM   #2
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Well there is no easy way to do this or that would be inherently insecure. How would you lose it? Just don't forget it.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 12:59 AM   #3
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Lol ..just wondering you know. I read it on one of these forums that it could be done
 
Old 05-21-2003, 01:03 AM   #4
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Gotcha...maybe it can be done easily but I'd like to think it can't for security reasons.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 01:18 AM   #5
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This article includes some ways of recovering your root password, as well as ways of discouraging someone else of doing the same to your box.

http://www.bastille-linux.org/jay/an...rewdriver.html
 
Old 05-21-2003, 01:27 AM   #6
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That article was very informative

thanx
 
Old 05-21-2003, 01:46 AM   #7
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Freaking bastille borked my system a long time ago. The dam thing just took over...bah!
 
Old 05-21-2003, 01:48 AM   #8
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It took over??? I woulda thought it SURRENDERED!!
(Sorry, couldn't help myself)

Ian
 
  


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