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Old 04-27-2008, 09:20 PM
chuck adams
Default Assigning ROOT a password

On Sunday 27 April 2008 14:10:56 Michael wrote:

> Anyway, I'll stop ranting. How does one go about assigning ROOT a
> password?
> Mike

sudo passwd root

This will ask for your password, then ask you to type in
the new password for root.

The reason for not having a root password is to prevent the
software that is used to crack passwords from being able
to get to your system.



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