[nSLUG] Breaking into a server

Eugene Cormier eugene.cormier at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 20:06:58 AST 2008


Jim, check out this page:

http://www.linuxforums.org/security/howto:_recover_root_password.html


Eugene


On Tue, 2008-11-18 at 19:32 -0400, Jim Haliburton wrote:
> Good day all;
> 
> I have a client with a problem.  Client has lost admin access to their 
> IBM hardware Linux OS box.  They have the machine but no longer have root 
> or admin access because of password issues.
> 
> At this point I do not yet know the version of Linux it uses.  I do know 
> they would like to gain access to it.  The server is on their premises 
> and it really is theirs.
> 
> My question is what are the suggested ways to regain access to the system 
> as root to reset the passwords.
> 
> I am open to all suggestions 
> 
> I have never had to do this in all my time running Linux systems, so am 
> at a loss as to where to start.
> 
> Thank
> 
> Jim Haliburton
> 
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