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Old 09-07-2009
Unable to login .Basic question

hi Guys , I m completely new to this environment.
I m working in linux gnu operating type.

I have root user access to this machine and i have created a user named scott using useradd command then set its password using passwd command.
Now my problem is i m not able to loggin using this new user scott.
however i can use su - scott using root. this user is also in /etc/passwd file.
I m using ssh to connect to this server.
Is there any other setting i need to configure .Please help i m begginer here.
This is my first question to forum .

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Another basic question how long do i have to wait to get the answer if it is a basic question.Just asking.
# 2  
Old 09-07-2009
show "grep scott /etc/passwd" ???
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Old 09-07-2009
# 4  
Old 09-07-2009
use ssh:
ssh -l scott host
ssh scott@host
host - hostname or ip_address
ssh -l testuser myhost
ssh -l testuser
ssh testuser@

# 5  
Old 09-07-2009
also, what is the output of this command:?

chage -l scott
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