HELP! Is that possible "creating a user named root but acturallynot the administrator root"

Chris Rees utisoft at
Sat Feb 13 20:07:16 UTC 2010

On 13 February 2010 18:10, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:
> On 13/02/2010 17:49, Bob Johnson wrote:
>> It is possible (I don't remember) that the "toor" account does not
>> have a shell in the default passwd file. If that's the problem, use
>> vipw to add the path to a shell as the last field on the line.  The
>> "root" account should provide a good example, or look at the line for
>> your own user account. "/bin/csh" should work for recent versions of
>> FreeBSD.
> An empty field for the user shell in /etc/{master.,}passwd means the
> account gets the default shell, which in the case of FreeBSD is /bin/sh.
>  Shouldn't cause the observed problem.
>        Cheers,
>        Matthew

I would imagine then that /etc/ttys is set to 'insecure' for all.

Can you log in as root Jason?


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