unknown class root from sshd

Nikos Vassiliadis nvass at teledomenet.gr
Wed Apr 12 09:38:34 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 12 April 2006 12:03, Dave wrote:
> Hello,
>     I'm seeing this in my /var/log/messages from sshd on freebsd6. I'm
> concerned that i'm being probed.
> sshd(pid): login_getclass: unknown class 'root'
> Has anyone seen this?

Class is the fifth field in /etc/master.passwd
It is a BSD thing and doesn't appear in /etc/passwd
read man 5 passwd

the first line of my /etc/master.passwd is:
root:password_here:0:0::0:0:Charlie &
class field -------------------^

In the default setup class is null, which means default
class. There is no root class(by default). Classes are
defined in /etc/login.conf

So, did you change the class field for root?

> Thanks.
> Dave.
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