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Linux Fan 05-16-2012 04:35 AM

how to know root password
 
Hi all
I can log in remotely to my linux server with root account (through ssh & saved password)
is there any way to know the root password ( remotely,,the server is far away) ???

pan64 05-16-2012 04:37 AM

the only way is when someone will tell you

devUnix 05-16-2012 04:42 AM

Certain tools can do that. For example, when you try to telnet using the root account.

But you can almost always reset the root's password by entering the single user mode. Run level 1 - at the time of booting your system.

schneidz 05-16-2012 09:21 AM

i would just login and change it to something i'd remember.


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