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Old 11-29-2010, 02:43 AM   #1
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What are standard root password control applications?


According to security guide i came across term as
"standard root password control application "

I have no imformation over what are such applications how to implement them?
Any guidance will be appreciated.

It was also suggested to audit root login .How would i go about it?
 
Old 11-29-2010, 03:57 AM   #2
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Maybe it refers to passwd - which is the command to change any password, including the root password.

For auditing, you can see who has logged in on a system by looking at the /var/log/messages file.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 04:12 AM   #3
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Maybe it refers to passwd - which is the command to change any password, including the root password.

For auditing, you can see who has logged in on a system by looking at the /var/log/messages file.
If passwd is a standard root password control application then which one is non standard?
Just curious to know.
 
  


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