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Date:      Tue, 21 Nov 2006 22:59:03 -0500
From:      "Russell E. Meek" <rmeek@rem1tech.com>
To:        VeeJay <maanjee@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Password Security
Message-ID:  <20061121225903.fswba3d1uss8wgos@secure.rem1tech.com>
In-Reply-To: <2cd0a0da0611211941iae07787q3f433fb2c8ab1f22@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <2cd0a0da0611211941iae07787q3f433fb2c8ab1f22@mail.gmail.com>

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Quoting VeeJay <maanjee@gmail.com>:

> 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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BR,

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.


Thanks,

Russ






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