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Can't create new accounts,

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by unomateo, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. unomateo

    unomateo Active Member

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    We can't create new accounts using WHM. I also cannot add new users to the system, which is linux fedora 4 by the way.

    when I try to add a user:
    $useradd test

    vipw lockfile /etc/ptmp is present

    I read in other forums to just delete etc/ptmp, which I did once, but them our password files got currupted...I do not know if it is related to deleting etc/ptmp, but now I'm scared to.

    I think the lockfile is also blocking whm from adding new accounts...

    how do I fix this problem?
     
  2. fta-uae

    fta-uae Registered

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    me to i hava like thes

    no bady can help :mad:
     
  3. streigh

    streigh Active Member

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    Just a suggestion: try renaming the file, do NOT close the SSH and try login? any problems you put the file back to original name.

    Probably not perfectly safe, but safer than just deleting the file.
     
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