Strange rwhod problem, one one machine

stan stanb at
Thu Feb 3 10:00:51 PST 2005

On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 12:23:19PM -0500, stan wrote:
> I have a bunch of FreeBSD 4.x machines at workk. Today I noticed that one
> of the was getting lines like this in it's messages file:
> Feb  3 09:02:02 recdcsal rwhod[84]: whod.pnoc: Permission denied
> Feb  3 09:02:04 recdcsal rwhod[84]: whod.pdns1: Permission denied
> Feb  3 09:02:06 recdcsal rwhod[84]: whod.phfw1: Permission denied
> I am running rwhod on thia (and the other ) machines. Rebooting did not
> cure the proble, and doing an  rwho or ruptime on this machine results in
> "no entries in /var/rwho"
> Any sugestions as to where to start looking ofr the problem with this
> machine?
Just to get the solutin in the archive.

Turns out that the /var/rwho direcotry lacked the group write bit. chmoding
this fixed the problem.

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