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/etc/passwd messed up

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NNNils, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. NNNils

    NNNils Well-Known Member

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    On many servers I have the problem of /etc/passwd getting messed up.

    The problem is that users get a owner ID which differs from the group ID.

    This results in wrong quota counts, wrong bandwidth measuring, scripts not wanting to run, etc.

    Anyone else experiences this and knows a solution and preferably also a prevention?

    Are somewhere in a file the "last used owner/group numbers" stored which are used for a new account?

    Because even when correcting /etc/passwd manually, when creating a new account after that it goes on with wrong numbers as it was doing before.

    Please help.
     
  2. fuldfk

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    wow.., a one year OLD topic and nobody answer this ? :(
     
  3. pshepperd

    pshepperd Well-Known Member

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    I once had a problem like this, RKhunter actually fixed it for me before I had a chance to.
     
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