Re: access problems
From: Robert M. Riches Jr (spamtrap42_at_verizon.net)
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 02:18:44 GMT
In article <hk_Lb.13095$6L3.firstname.lastname@example.org>, ian wrote:
> I have just installed red hat 9.However I have a problem gaining access.
> I had the option of not using a username and password,
> my brothers linux installation.needs this entering everytime was trying to
> get around having to enter the username and password everytime, a little
> Iam now being asked by the system for username /password.
> How do I get around this?
First, welcome to the Linux fold. After you get past any
culture shock from all the things about Linux that are
different from your earlier experience, it's extremely
likely you will enjoy working with Linux.
The short answer, although probably not the one you wanted,
is that it's best if you don't "get around" needing to
supply a username and password to log in. One of the first
things you should do in building a computer system with any
degree of security is require users to identify themselves
and then authenticate their identity, usually through a
password. All in all, that's a very good thing to have in
an operating system.
When you installed, you should have supplied a password for
the "root" account. This account should be used _only_ for
maintenance and administrative functions. You should create
a "normal" user account for yourself and use that account
for all of your routine work on the system.
(Yes, that is one of my email addresses.)