problems in chflags

Matthew George mdg at
Thu Oct 16 13:25:40 PDT 2003

On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, [iso-8859-1] Smux wrote:

> Hi all!
> I'm getting errors on my server, and would like o try fix this, by that way:
> Verifing errors on my server, I found that someone root called command "chflags sappnd /etc/master.passwd" returning that error:
> [root at centerbr /etc]$ chflags nosappnd master.passwd
> chflags: master.passwd: Operation not permitted
> Someone can help me how do like to try fix this this problem?
> Thanks.
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check the sysctl kern.securelevel

if it is >= 1, the system append flag (sappnd) may not be turned off (see

This can be changed by lowering the securelevel setting in rc.conf and
rebooting the system.

Matthew George
SecureWorks Technical Operations

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