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Old 10-29-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
dking
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Red Hat Mail Server


I got handed a RedHat email server that I'm supposed to "administer"....it's funny, considering I'm a VERY new Linux user.

My problem, from the little I know (and the bad notes left to me by the previous admin) I should be able to ssh into the box, (done without an issue) and I should be able to use the useradd command to add a new email account.

However, when I type:

useradd holiday2004

The terminal responds with:

bash: useradd command not found (or something similar)

I believe, the user I'm logging in as should have super user right (however, I'm not root, and I'm not sure)

Tried logging in as root with the password given to me, and that didn't work at all.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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First of all, to add users, you have to be root. Secondly, it can't find the command cause its in /usr/sbin/ or /sbin which is not in regular users path, you'd have to type the whole command out.

If I were you, I'd get the root password fixed and secondly, learn more about this box before adding users, using root, setting up sudo or su to root.. and so on..
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:48 PM   #3
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Thanks.

What else about this box would be good things to know....(remember, the only real linux I've gotten so far is "How to use Linux in10 minutes" book"

Is there a good book for me to start reading that you can suggest?
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:50 PM   #4
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Thanks.

What else about this box would be good things to know....(remember, the only real linux I've gotten so far is "How to use Linux in10 minutes" book"

Is there a good book for me to start reading that you can suggest?
Check out our Reviews section. I would probably recommend a Redhat book to start off with since that is what your using.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:53 PM   #5
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Thanks again, I appreciate the help
 
  


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