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Offline anybody1234

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« on: February 13, 2006, 09:59:19 AM »
Hi

everyone
Today I found that my mail server root account has been hacked and has been disabled
Our server runs on a live IP and seems somebody has played with /etc/paswords file and I am not able to login
and get a message saying saying " YOur system admin has disable the account"

anybody know s how to recover the root password and apart from root aI have not create any other users too unfortunately

I have read that It can be recovered thru rescue-backup option
But from here onwards I am totaly lost because I got too many suggestions from google which did not work

Any one Knows how to reset the password under such cases?

I am using RH 9.0 Linux distribution...
boot Loader is grub boot loader ....

Offline Ricky

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006, 01:31:00 PM »
If you have physical access to the machine then why not give a look to..

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Offline anybody1234

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2006, 04:38:22 AM »
Hi

Thanks a lot ; It resolved my problem; :D
excellent information indeed;

I will always remember it from here onwards;  :lol: