SUMMARY: Stoping root access by b -sw on SunOS 4.1.3

From: Mark Hargrave (
Date: Thu Mar 06 1997 - 14:00:57 CST

The following command is what I needed:

eeprom security-mode=command

This will set a password on the eeprom which will be prompted when
booting up the machine at single-user mode.

Another method was to declare my console insecure.

Make the following change to /etc/ttytab:

# @(#)ttytab 1.7 92/06/23 SMI
# name getty type status comments
console "/usr/etc/getty cons8" sun on local unsecure

The only problem with this is that I couldn't login as "root" once
the system was booted.


Thanks for all the replies:

John Bradley <john.bradley@sunman>
Amanul Haque <>
thad@pokey (Thad Macmillan)
Stephen Harris <>
Michael Kohne <> (Danny Johnson)
"Matthew Stier" <>
David Moline (
"Brent M. McIntosh" <>
Fran Grassi <>
Saarinen Matti <>
Marc A Maier <> (Avi J. Levin)
John Justin Hough <> (D461-Viet_Q_Hoang(0)82572)
"Joao Luiz E. Tiburcio" <>
Jens Fischer <>
Brad Young <>
Jay Lessert <> (Mark A. Baldwin) (Go LSU Tigers!)
Benjamin Cline <>



 Mark Hargrave, Unix Systems Manager
 Lockheed Martin Manned Space Systems
 New Orleans, LA

 Phone: 504-257-1242

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