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Re: Password trouble?
On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 13:41:23 -0400
"Peter H. Fröhlich" <phf%cs.jhu.edu@localhost> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This might be a horrible FAQ (although some quick googling didn't
> turn up anything), but since it just happened to me and I don't want
> it to happen again...
> I just built NetBSD-current successfully for the first time (yay!),
> I followed the instructions from
> and everything seemed great, but after the final reboot I can't get
> back into my box remotely, all passwords seem to be gone for some
> reason. :-/
> Did I miss something obvious? If so, what? I hope I can fix this
> from the console when I get to it later?
Something to check -- did you build with -U but install without it?
That will manifest itself as programs that should be setuid but aren't,
which in turn can cause all sorts of access problems. Here's an easy
check: is /usr/bin/su setuid or not? If not, that's your problem.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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