is it legitimate and allowed and can be done to make another user account set uid and gid to null 0 to make another root account with different name and possibly not damage the debian system creating and using that new account
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 28, 2006
relatively new to linux. Managed to bring to life Debian sid server and socialise in UNIX way. 23, from Slovenia.
Before doing any damage to my stable unstable, please clear me the subject. Can it be done?
Idea is for security reasons. Mysqlf won't publish program to egrep and replace root in every source.
It would be a fleck in UNIX to do that.
Maybe I am just to try, would some say. But then, this post never went online...
Homo Sapiens + UNIX linux = Unimo Lapiens, from Opensource
[SOLVED] How to make Ubuntu's root account like Debian's?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 12, 2012
Does anyone know how to make Ubuntu's root account like Debian's? The main reason I don't like to use Ubuntu is because of the way they set up the sudo account. I know all the reasons why it's supposed to be more secure. My system is the main system in my house, all my family use it, so for my home use logging in to just one session is the easiest way to go. But if I log into Ubuntu or allow my family to log in to the main account they have the root/sudo passwd.
I know how to set up a root account passwd root but that does not set up a root account as I'm used to.
When I set up a Debian system the root account is seperate, I log in as a user and if I need to admin the system I su in a terminal and perform the task I need and log out. Setting up a root account in Ubuntu does not work the same way. In Ubuntu when the root account is setup it is still tide into the first user on the system. In Ubuntu any gui app, that needs root to access still wants the sudo passwd which is the same
Creating user account with no root privileges
- date: February 11, 2007
I have a few questions with regards to adding a new user to the system. I want to add an a user account that does not have admin (or root) privileges.
First, I checked that the /etc/default/useradd file contains the GROUP=100 entry:
etc]# more default/useradd
# useradd defaults file
However, when I created a user with "useradd normuser" it added the following entries:
"normuser:x:502:503::/home/normuser:/bin/bash" to etc/passwd
"normuser:$1$hdK3U4Tz$avwxY61df:13556:0:99999:7:::" to etc/shadow
"normuser:x:503:" to etc/group
Shouldn't the "useradd" command create the two respective entries in the etc/passwd and etc/shadow files with the GID = 100 as directed in the default/useradd file?
As we can see above, a new line was entered in the etc/group file to create a new GID of 503, and the normuser account was set
Debian Lenny root server hacked with shellbot, any suggestions?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 11, 2011
i am a new member to linuxquestions, unfortunately i have a huge problem and would like to hear your opinion on this.
My Debian Lenny root server was hacked last night. I already searched through several posts and spent some hours with investigating how the hacker came in and what he actually did.
Creating user account with no write permissions outside home directory.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 18, 2013
I'm newish to Ubuntu.
I would like to create a Guest account on my machine so that my freinds can read the whole filesystem over public FTP/SSH, but can only write to they're own home Directories.
Regular Ubuntu 12.04
VSFTPD Ftp Server
Static IP Adress
All the services are running properly, I just need to set up the limited accounts.
I've found this https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/server...anagement.html I've got a basic Idea, but don't know how to get exactly what I need to do for my situation.
Can someone please help?
Deleted root account Ubuntu 6.06
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 7, 2007
I can't beleive I just deleted the root account. SO I try to get it back:
Ubuntu 12.04 Root Account?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 10, 2012
Recently, I have upgraded my Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and I can not find a way on how to login as root. I have tried:
sudo passwd root
enter new UNIX pass
and so on, but I still don't get the other login at the login screen...
Run VLC using root account
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 9, 2009
I m facing a problem while run vlc using root account , when i run vlc nothing is happened and the following message is display
VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry.
If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports
you can use vlc-wrapper (make sure it is Set-UID root first and
cannot be run by non-trusted users first).
so i want to know is there is any trick to run vlc using root account
all reply is appreciated
thanks in advance
[SOLVED] Can I login into root account in Ubuntu?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 20, 2012
Needless to say I am a total newbie on Linux/*NIX platform. After trying a number of distros, finally chose to stick to Ubuntu (12.04 TLS).
My question is: Can I login into the root account? Y'know, I don't want to actually do it, but it seems some tweaks which need to be system-wide (e.g. MS font families installation, editing yum.config file etc.) requires a root login. I can, FYI, get root access (sudo and su) and also set the root password. But I want to be in the account to get unlimited access.
Please help. Thanks in advance.
cannot login via ssh on a single, non root account telnet ok
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 9, 2010
a user called, cannot login - forgot the password - common case ( 200 user system )- but this one seems to be a bit different:
user tries to log in via ssh - login/passwd incorrect,
via telnet - no problem
tried a few different users on ssh - no problem...
It seems the access denied applies to just a single, standard user account - only via ssh, all other users are able to login...
tried also to change the passwd, no difference.
beside re-creating the account, can you think about anything else?
system: RHEL AS3, 2.4.21-51ELsmp
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