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Old 05-17-2001, 12:23 PM   #1
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How do I give admin rights to a remote user aka myself?
I need to be able to run programs like userconf. And restart the dhcp deamon..
As it is now I can't run any admin tools when I log in..
I'm running RedHat 7.1

And another thing... isn't SWAT started at boot if it's installed, or do I need to change anything?
 
Old 05-17-2001, 12:42 PM   #2
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You must have an account on the macine you are logging into that you either have created yourself or know the password for. Like any Linux or UNIX machine, the box you are telneting or ftping into should have at least one normal user account associated with it. Once you have one established, simpy telnet into the box and do your work.
You will need root access on the box you are telneting into in order to give yourself root power through the account you logged in under.

As far as SWAT is concerned, I am currently trying to get it going myself. I have all the settings right, but I dont get anything when I bring up Netscape and type the following:

http://localhost:901

Tells me a connection cannot be made.

Hope this helps a little......
 
Old 05-17-2001, 12:46 PM   #3
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I get the same thing when trying to use SWAT..

As for the other thing..
I do have a user account, and I'm able to log in..
However I can't get any admin powers.
I can't log in as root or change to root after logging in..
I not sure what I need to change..
 
Old 05-17-2001, 12:55 PM   #4
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Log in under your normal user account, then use the following command at a terminal prompt:

su root <rootpasswd>

This will / should give you root power.

 
Old 05-17-2001, 02:02 PM   #5
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thx.. that worked.
Now I just need to know where to put paths to the apps, so I won't have to change directory to run them?

 
Old 05-17-2001, 03:02 PM   #6
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just make alias's to your apps,..err,...to the directory where your apps are located. that way you don't have to type out a long directory. ln -s /your/real/path /alias_name
 
  


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