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Re: Password trouble?

Hi all,

On Jun 10, 2008, at 2:01 PM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

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.

Thanks for that hint, but it turns out that my problem was homemade, I should have known. I was *very* careful when running the etcupdate script, so careful in fact that when I saw that /etc/passwd would be updated with the missing users for httpd and so on, I was so happy that I just pressed "i" for install...

Of *course* that killed my previous accounts! Not NetBSD's fault at all, just mine. Sorry for generating traffic. :-)

Now I am happily running an old IP3 Networks server (sounds like a vacuum cleaner) as a NetBSD-current box *with* my accounts. Just have to build a custom kernel next...


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