SUMMARY: Re: Passwd for user 'root' has expired

From: Michael Wang (
Date: Thu Oct 08 1998 - 08:56:54 CDT


  :!su -
  Passwd for user 'root' has expired - use passwd(1) to update it
  I changed the passwd on within a month, why should it expire?
  And boot from CDROM and modify /etc/shadow is the only option?

  "Eric D. Pancer" <>
  ask me to check the passwd aging, which is indeed the problem.
  But I found this out after gaining the root access. I was able to
  ftp as root to the machine and change /etc/shadow.
  said that I can still login from console as root. I did not verify this.

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