See Password History in Fedora 4
Posted on 2006-10-19
We are attempting to oust a sys admin and have asked him to give us the Superuser/root password, as well as all user names and passwords for all users.
Are intent is to reset passwords to prevent unwanted users getting on the box to sabotage data -especially him.
The sys admin responded that there was not a way to see passwords - and he wouldn't give us the superuser/root password. Is there not a way to see user & password history, as well as a way to see root password or reset it in order to reset other passwords?
We are pure Windows admins and know nothing about Linux. He did give us this desription of the server and OS:
"The main server on 1st floor is a Linux server running Fedora 4 kernel 2.6.14-1.1656_FC4. It has 512meg of memory, a 2.6gig processor and 2 raptor disk drives, RAID 0."
Urgent - Any assistance would be appreciated.