Sven Pfeifer sven at
Thu Jul 29 05:39:44 PDT 2004


John Rackham  <sneakycat at> wrote:
> hello  ive got a problem login to freebsd. i had a copy  of freebsd
> given me and when i installed it  it  asks me  for 
> a login name and password. is there a way of  findin out the login
> name and password?

yes of course. yust log in as root (this is the system administrator)
and type:

	cat /etc/master.passwd | cut -d ":" -f 1

if you can see the username, that matches your userid, set a new
password for this username by typing:

	passwd the_username_you_found_out



Why You Can't Find Your System Administrator:
  They are hiding under the stairs --[Simon Burr simes at]
------------------------------------------------------[rand. sig. #24]

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