Subject: Re: Upgrade to 2.0 and passwd problems
To: Tyler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 03/02/2005 12:27:19
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tyler writes:
>I've juste upgraded my netbsd 1.6 to 2.0.1. All seems to work excpet one
>First, with the user tyler I can't execute the command chsh to change my
>shell : I've got a chsh : /etc/pw00469a : Permission denied. Well I
>won't make the /etc directory writable for all or for tyler :)
>What's the problem ?
>And also I can't su with tyler (he is on the wheel group). i can type
>the password so the wheel stuff works. but it always says : wrong su
Check the permissions on su, chsh, etc. Are they setuid? Did you do an
unprivileged build without -U?
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb