FreeBSD 5.3 forgets some of my users
dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Sun May 22 12:28:34 PDT 2005
On Sun, 22 May 2005, [ISO-8859-1] Kövesdán Gábor wrote:
> Thanks for your suggestion. I use 'files' lookup. As You wrote I checked
> the syntax with pwd_mkdb -C /etc/passwd' and it returned nothing. Then I
> did a rebuild with -p, and now it seems to be okay, the two accounts
> that had gone away are working now.
Okay, perhaps the password database files had become corrupted.
> Anyway I haven't changed the nsswitch.conf, I have the default one:
> root at server# less /etc/nsswitch.conf
> group: compat
> group_compat: nis
> hosts: files dns
> networks: files
> passwd: compat
> passwd_compat: nis
> shells: files
Looks right. A database problem would make sense.
> Gábor Kövesdán
> >What are you using for user lookups? Are you using nss_ldap or something
> >other than the default 'files' lookup? Can you post the contents of
> >I'd also check your master.passwd file for any syntax errors or odd
> >characters and then force a rebuild with:
> >pwd_mkdb -p /etc/master.passwd
> >as root.
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