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And how to disable it again?
Authored by: Mi And on Jan 02, '02 07:08:34PM

Dumb as I am :-) I enabled the root passwd because I didn't know I could have root privileges by using the SUDO command.

Is there a way to disable it again, sorta "back to the factory settings" without having to reinstall Mac OS X (i kinda hope) ?!

I am a little scared because it seems that the root password isn't shadowed as the regular user passwords. With all those daemons running within Mac OS X I kinda don't want to be vulnerable if it isn't needed.



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And how to disable it again?
Authored by: eagle_eyes on Jan 03, '02 06:24:20PM

Fire up netinfo and go to the domain menu. Mouse down to security and a little popup will open to the right, one of the options should be to disable root.



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Still not quite disabled?
Authored by: reu1000 on Jan 26, '02 10:09:47PM

I unfortunately did the same thing and followed the tip from eagle_eyes, but it still does not seem quite right. If I start up terminal and try to edit a file such as crontab in pico without typing sudo, it does nothing to stop me. Typing: "cd /private/etc", then "pico crontab" it goes directly into the editor. What can I do to fix this and protect me from my own stupidity?



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Still not quite disabled?
Authored by: geohar on Feb 18, '02 10:35:29AM

I think you'll find that you won't be able to write out to /etc/crontab using ^o... try cd /var/cron. That you won't be able to do without root permissions

George



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