Jim Borland

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-----Original Message-----

From: Erik Norgaard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: 28 September 2006 09:42
To: Jim Borland
Cc: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: Can't log in a root from anywhere but the console screen.

Jim Borland wrote:
> I want to use a PC to telnet to the freeBSD server and login as root 
> but it won't let me! Can you help? I can login as a normal user just 
> not as root, I can't key in su to get in as superuser either.

1) Don't use telnet, use ssh, for security.
2) Are you in the wheel group?

Erik suggested I use ssh, I've never used ssh before and when I do it
says "the connection has been refused". 
The "root" user is in the wheel group, I have a user called "jim" which
is in a group called "group" he is able to login using telnet.
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