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Re: root lock-out

Hello again all,

It seems that maybe I wasn't actually locked out (at least not permanently). I have just managed to log in as 
root (first time I tried this time) and it told me (correctly) that I had three failed attempts previously. 
Maybe there is a time delay before log in attempts are allowed again (although once it told me I had exceeded 
the attempts allowed, I left it alone for an hour or so).

Think I'll just log in as a user from now on (unless root access is absolutely necessary...)


>From:          Nicholas Helps <n.r.helps@dundee.ac.uk>
>To:            debian-68k@lists.debian.org
>Date:          Mon, 13 May 2002 9:36:26 +0000
>Subject:       root lock-out
>Reply-to:      n.r.helps@dundee.ac.uk
>Priority       normal
>Hello all,
>My keyboard is a little "dodgy" sometimes and this morning it played up as I was attempting to log in to my 
>computer once it started up. I tried three times with what I know is the correct username and password for 
>root (yes, I know you're not supposed to log in as root as a usual thing...) and on the last one it locked 
>out (maximum number (3) of tries exceeded). Yikes!! What do I do now??
>I can log in as a standard user, but it seems that root access has now been disabled. Any suggestions as to 
>how to fix this? One thing that I could try (?) is to go back into the set-up program and put in a new set 
>passwords etc, but if there is a quicker way to sort it out, I would prefer this. I am using potato 2.2.20 
>a mac IIci.
>Feeling suitably humble,

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