_dhcp user problems
Anthony M. Agelastos
iqgrande at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 23:48:30 GMT 2005
During the upgrade to 6.0, I may have created the user _dhcp
incorrectly. I was made aware of the problem when I noticed the
message during boot:
Setting hostname: ast.home.iq.
rl0: link state changed to DOWN
rl0: no link ....rl0: link state changed to UP
no such user: _dhcp, falling back to nobody
DHCPREQUEST on rl0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 192.168.0.1
bound to 192.168.0.4 -- renewal in 129600 seconds.
So, as root, I tried to create them and delete them. This is proving
unsuccessful. See below.
ast# pw userdel _dhcp
pw: no such user `_dhcp'
ast# pw useradd _dhcp -u 65 -c "dhcp programs" -d /var/empty -s /usr/
pw: user '_dhcp' already exists
Are there any recommendations? I am running FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE. Some
additional information is below. Thank you so much for your
assistance. I checked the mailing list as well as Google and did not
find a fix for this particular problem. I found someone mentioning
that the database may need to be rebuilt (however I have no idea how
to do this).
ast# cat master.passwd | grep dhcp
ast# cat passwd | grep dhcp
ast# cat group | grep dhcp
ast# uname -a
FreeBSD ast.home.iq 6.0-STABLE FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE #0: Sat Nov 5
21:29:34 EST 2005 root at ast.home.iq:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/IQKERNEL
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