Can login using root password, but not remotely with SSH
noc at hdk5.net
Tue Oct 23 12:25:21 PDT 2007
Jerry McAllister wrote:
> 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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I always thought of the root as the hub of a wheel and the qualified
users of the hub would be joined to the hub of the wheel by spokes from
out on the rim. Maybe this is where it came from.
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