su - does not ask for password

Teo De Las Heras teoheras at
Sat Oct 15 09:12:39 PDT 2005

That's exactly why I just assumed that I had set a password for root...I
didn't think it was possible to not have a password set.

 On 10/15/05, Andrew P. <infofarmer at> wrote:
> On 10/15/05, Teo De Las Heras <teoheras at> wrote:
> > That worked! I thought I remembered giving root a password!? So, if
> > you don't have a password set, one is not asked for?
> >
> > Teo
> >
> Quite so. You should never ever leave root password
> blank. In fact, FreeBSD as an OS and many programs
> try to be secure and deny root access (in some ways)
> if there's no password.

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list