During a routine look at my servers logs I noticed on April 1st I had 3 successful login attempts to root that wasn't me (I'm the only person that has access to the server).Th... [by David-Law]
on 04/03/2010 – Made popular on 04/03/2010
Ok, in our environment, most users (including myself as one of the unix admins) don't actually have admin rights directly on the aix servers. We login to a front unix server as ourselves without root access.
I recently loaded Ubuntu Server 32bit as i really want to learn about servers and how to make a pc log into a server etc.
After about 8 attempts i got it installed and i boot up and it asks for a login?
normal with Linux you use root in stead of admin.
But no where when installing did it ask me for a "ROOT"password. it asked me for my password.
Hello cPanel peeps... I encountered a strange problem with the root user login and password.
Steps before problem occurred:
1. I enabled PHP-GD on my server through the Apache configuration in WHM and let WHM rebuild the configuration (took longer than usual).
2. After a long period, I restarted httpd and the server. When it came back online the root login and password did not work.
I found a successful login info from a foreign IP in my auth.log.
I changed my password,
I looked in to past logs and this login is the only successful one with my username (not root).
There is no other attempt with my username.