Subject: Re: users, passwds, and rights
To: Abraham J. Stephens <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/12/1998 18:16:15
	provide any help?


     		  -=-  "cold nights, dark days..."  -=-

On Sun, 12 Jul 1998, Abraham J. Stephens wrote:

> I think this is a basic question and I am missing something quite simple.
> What is the procedure to setup a system so that two users can su to root.
> I attempted adding those users to wheel group (/etc/group) and experienced
> the following problem,
> The user logs in using password xyz, he then attempts to su to root by
> typing 'su'. He is prompted for the password (this means he is in the
> proper group?) he enters the root password 'zyx' (no thats not my root
> password!) su replies "Sorry" and exits. The user then logs onto the
> console as root using the _same_ password. 
> Another odd behavior:
> If I log on to the system and then type 'login' I am prompted for a
> username and a password. If I enter username I just logged in as, and that
> user's password the login fails every time.  What is going on here?
> -Thanks