unknown class root from sshd

Dave dmehler26 at woh.rr.com
Wed Apr 12 10:46:39 UTC 2006

Thank you for your reply. I have not changed the class for root and this is 
occurring on several machines, all 6.x.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nikos Vassiliadis" <nvass at teledomenet.gr>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>; "Dave" <dmehler26 at woh.rr.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 5:37 AM
Subject: Re: unknown class root from sshd

> 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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