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Date:      Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:21:49 +0100
From:      "Jim Borland" <JimBorland@meridiansystems.co.uk>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org>
Subject:   RE: Can't log in a root from anywhere but the console screen.
Message-ID:  <41CAF31DAF5DBD4093DBD271E46C0E8704D1A2@msl01.msl.local>

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Jim Borland

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-----Original Message-----

From: Erik Norgaard [mailto:norgaard@locolomo.org]=20
Sent: 28 September 2006 09:42
To: Jim Borland
Cc: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: Can't log in a root from anywhere but the console screen.

Jim Borland wrote:
> I want to use a PC to telnet to the freeBSD server and login as root=20
> but it won't let me! Can you help? I can login as a normal user just=20
> 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?

Erik suggested I use ssh, I've never used ssh before and when I do it
says "the connection has been refused".=20
The "root" user is in the wheel group, I have a user called "jim" which
is in a group called "group" he is able to login using telnet.



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