Root powerless?

Brooke Landers brooke.84 at
Mon Nov 21 04:33:39 GMT 2005

i have a very strange problem with a freebsd server running 5.3-RELEASE with 
apache and mysql. something has happened to root. it does not make sense to 
me since nothing has changed that i am aware of. any idea at all would be 
very hepful. the output below show what is happening. i included the output 
from su since that is also strange. thankyou for any help. Brooke

srv-0021# w
2:33AM  up  1:57, 1 user, load averages: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
USER             TTY      FROM              LOGIN@  IDLE WHAT
root             p0     2:33AM     - w
srv-0021# shutdown -r now
shutdown: NOT super-user
srv-0021# su -l peterf
su: setusercontext: Operation not permitted

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