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Date:      Tue, 21 Nov 2006 22:59:03 -0500
From:      "Russell E. Meek" <>
To:        VeeJay <>
Subject:   Re: Password Security
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Quoting VeeJay <>:

> Hi
> I need to secure my data and server. Any advice will be highly appreciated=
> I am going to place my FreeBSD server at a shared place?
> I am just afraid that any unauthorized person might boot machine in single
> user mode and steal the data?
> How can I make my Server secure that if if boots in single user mode, it
> still demands the password and without password one cannot do anything?
> or make it possible that booting in Single user mode, doesn't provide any
> shell?
> Thanks in advance
> --
> BR / vj
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Edit /etc/ttys and look for the following line:

# If console is marked "insecure", then init will ask for the root password
# when going to single-user mode.
console none                            unknown off secure

Change "secure" to "insecure" (no quotes) this will require the root =20
password to be entered when booting into Single User Mode.



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