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[12] WHAT IF I FORGET MY USER PASSWORD?  CAN I RESET MY PASSWORD?

     If you have unfortunately forgotten your user password, it can be
     a bit of a pain on our behalf to figure out who you are and to
     ensure that your request to 'reset' your password is legitimate.

     BEFORE YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR PASSWORD login to the maintenance
     shell (type chfn or chsh) and select the 'set up password recovery'.

     When you have forgotten your password, you can then login as 'new'
     and type 'recover' (the menu option is not listed).

     To disable password recovery, login to the maintenance shell and
     provide an empty answer to a question.

     If you have not setup recovery, you may politely (and with patience)
     contact 'smj' or send a letter to the SDF mailbox.  You may consider
     making a donation at that time, as it will greatly improve your
     chances of getting a password 'reset'.

     Please note that the password recovery mechanism is not yet
     available on 'sdf-eu.org', but will be in the future.

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