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Date:      Sat, 7 Jul 2007 10:48:52 +0200
From:      Zbigniew Szalbot <zbigniew@szalbot.homedns.org>
To:        Freebsd questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   adding password for root
Message-ID:  <661da47eebc86c4118f855e4bf13eb10@szalbot.homedns.org>

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Hello,

Not sure how it came about but I just realized that my for new FBSD
installation root user is without a password. When I log in remotely and
want to use chpass to add a password for user root I am presented with vi
editor in which I guess I could theoretically insert it. But this process
was always interactive. How should I add a password for user root (remote
login as root is disabled). Do I need to access that box physically and
type it on the console or can I set it remotely?

Thank you!

Zbigniew Szalbot




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