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Hi there, i am a total newbie at unix. I have a very limited knowege of it. What i need to know is how to make another user on an IP box. I log in as the webmaster and can change my password, but is says that it is based on a dictionary word. Can i either change the password or make another username that has the same rights as a webmaster?
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Old 08-24-2001
Just choose a password that is not based on a dictionary word. This is easiest to do by including some punctuation in your password. Another good method is to take the first letter of each word in a sentence.

Example: Ufa$tB

Sentence I used: Unix Forums are Simply the Best.

I mixed it up a little more by using $ instead of S. You get the idea. Choosing a good password is one of the most important parts of your security infrastructure. Please choose your own sentence/password, don't just copy mine. Smilie
 

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