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By default on enterprise GNU/Linux and it's derivatives, the adduser command creates a user which is disabled until you explicitly specify a password for that user. Here is an example on CentOS 6.5, which should be the same as Scientific Linux. $ sudo adduser test $ sudo grep test /etc/shadow test:!!:123456:0:99999:7::: the reason for this is because ...


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If your remote client is running Windows, you can enable X11 forwarding in PuTTY and install an X server for Windows such as Xming. This allows your Linux GUI applications to integrate with the Windows desktop, appearing as normal, locally-rendered windows. If your remote client is Linux, you can just use ssh -X.



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