Subject: Re: users, passwds, and rights
To: Abraham J. Stephens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
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?