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Date:      Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:41:36 +0200
From:      Erik Norgaard <norgaard@locolomo.org>
To:        Jim Borland <JimBorland@meridiansystems.co.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Can't log in a root from anywhere but the console screen.
Message-ID:  <451B8AC0.8050505@locolomo.org>
In-Reply-To: <41CAF31DAF5DBD4093DBD271E46C0E8704D1A0@msl01.msl.local>
References:  <41CAF31DAF5DBD4093DBD271E46C0E8704D1A0@msl01.msl.local>

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Jim Borland wrote:
> I want to use a PC to telnet to the freeBSD server and login as root but
> it won't let me! Can you help? I can login as a normal user just not as
> root, I can't key in su to get in as superuser either.

1) Don't use telnet, use ssh, for security.
2) Are you in the wheel group?

Cheers, Erik
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