Old user can't log in

John Almberg jalmberg at identry.com
Thu Feb 12 18:48:47 PST 2009

On Feb 12, 2009, at 7:19 PM, Chuck Swiger wrote:

> On Feb 12, 2009, at 3:14 PM, John Almberg wrote:
>> Just ran into a strange problem... I have a long-standing user  
>> account on my FreeBSD box that no longer works. She can't ssh into  
>> the box, and I can't even su to her account.
>> $ su jessica
>> Password:
>> su: setusercontext: Invalid argument
> Does group 1022 exist in /etc/groups?


> Is the user a member of more than 16 groups?

Actually, 15 plus it's own group, so yes, I guess exactly 16.

I can guess what you're going to say next. Frack...

Okay, I guess I can reorganize groups to eliminate this problem.

Thanks for the hint (as they say, a hint to the wise is sufficient...)

-- John

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