[nycbug-talk] Re:FreeBSD Newbie

freebsd freebsd
Thu Aug 19 21:27:31 EDT 2004

So I telnet in, log in with a regular username and password, then type su and <enter>, then I will be prompted for the root password?

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Dan Langille <dan at langille.org>
Date:  Thu, 19 Aug 2004 21:03:19 -0400 (EDT)

>On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, freebsd wrote:
>> I got it connected. It seems that when I hit reply the email address is
>> the address of whoever replied to me from the talk at lists.nycbug.org
>> list. Is it the preferred method on this list to just reply to the
>> people that reply to you directly, or is it preferred to reply to the
>> address talk at lists.nycbug.org so that everyone can follow the thread? I
>> know no one needs extra email in thier inbox, but sometimes everyone can
>> benefit from the thread. If there is a moderator here maybe they could
>> answer as I don't want to flood everyone with every response.
>Use, reply-to-all.  That'll work.
>> Anyway, I got the nic working, I can ping everything by IP or domain
>> name, I can telnet into the machine, but I can't log in as root, is that
>> a security feature of freebsd? Is there a graphic interface to look at
>> all user accounts on the machine and adjust permissions?
>Telnet in.  Then su to become root.
>> Also in the docs I see commands such as route(8), does that mean you
>> have to have a security level of 8 to use the command? Thanks,
>The 8 means section 8 of the manual.  Issue this command: man man
>Dan Langille - http://www.langille.org/

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