Can login using root password, but not remotely with SSH

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Oct 22 17:17:36 PDT 2007

On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 03:39:19PM -0400, Robert Huff wrote:

> James writes:
> >  Add yourself to wheel (which is the root group on FreeBSD, a name
> >  I believe it inherited from earlier BSDs, but I've no idea what
> >  the justification for choosing 'wheel' is; any BSD historians
> >  here - you'd be welcome to let us know!)
> 	Not sure, but I believe "wheel" predates UNIX.  I have
> certainly seen the idea on OSes that do.

Wheel is 'big wheel' as in the hot shot who has the run of things
and bosses folks around - or thinks he can.


> 				Robert Huff
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