Operating Systems Linux /etc/passwd strange behaviour! Post 73903 by penguin-friend on Monday 6th of June 2005 12:00:06 PM
/etc/passwd strange behaviour!

Hi there,

first of all, here is my conf of a uname -a
Linux SAMBA 2.4.18-4GB #1 Wed Mar 27 13:57:05 UTC 2002 i686 unknown
on a fedora machine.

Here is my problem: every once in a while, the line containing root disappears in the /etc/passwd, disabling all logging on my server. Any one have any ideas?
As you can see in the uname, it's a samba server! Smilie


I just found out in the /var/log/messages:
Jun 2 14:50:03 SAMBA smbd[1607]: [2005/06/02 14:50:03, 0] rpc_client/cli_netlogon.c:cli_net_sam_logon_internal(406)
Jun 2 14:50:03 SAMBA smbd[1607]: cli_net_sam_logon_internal: NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER
Jun 2 14:50:03 SAMBA smbd[1607]: [2005/06/02 14:50:03, 0] smbd/password.c:domain_client_validate(1572)
Jun 2 14:50:03 SAMBA smbd[1607]: domain_client_validate: unable to validate password for user ROOT in domain WORKGROUP to Domain controller atr_2. Error
Jun 2 14:50:03 SAMBA userdel[1608]: delete user `root'
Jun 2 14:50:03 SAMBA userdel[1608]: delete `root' from shadow group `sirepa'

How can this be?

Last edited by penguin-friend; 06-06-2005 at 01:14 PM..
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This manual page documents briefly the pkgenpack command. pkgenpack is the command line client for PackageKit for creating service packs. WHAT IS A SERVICE PACK
? A service pack is a tarball which contains a set of packages and their dependencies. The user can reduce the dependencies to be packed using the --with-package-list option. Along with the dependencies, a service pack has a file named metadata.conf which contains the information about the distribution and creation date of the pack. CREATING A SERVICE PACK
? A service pack is created using the command pkgenpack. OPTIONS
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The only valid extension for a service pack is ".servicepack". EXAMPLES
1. Tim is facing problems with his Internet connection at home. He needs a service pack with valgrind and it's dependencies for his system. He asks James to generate a pack for him. Both know James's system should contain similar packages as Tim's system, as both of them have installed Fedora 9 two days ago. James simply runs: [james@jamesbook:~]$ pkgenpack --output=/media/USB/TimPacks --package=valgrind This generates a file /media/USB/TimPacks/valgrind-fedora-9-i686.servicepack on the USB key Tim gave to James. Tim can now go home, insert the USB key and double clicks on the valgrind-fedora-9-i686.servicepack file to be prompted to install these packages. 2. Bill wants to create a service pack named kdegames-fedora-9-i686.servicepack for his new system which does not have an internet connection. He generates a list of packages on his system using pkcon list-create and copies that list to his USB key. He then gives that USB to Rishi who has a good internet connectivity. Rishi runs the following command on his system: [rishi@devils-temple:~]$ pkgenpack --with-package-list=/media/USB/bill.package-list --output=/home/rishi/Desktop --program=kdegames This generates a service pack, kdegames-fedora-9-i686.servicepack, on Rishi's Desktop, which can be distributed to Bill and users with similar requirements. INSTALLING A SERVICE PACK
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pkmon (1). pkcon(1). AUTHOR
This manual page was written by Shishir Goel <crazyontheedge@gmail.com> and Richard Hughes <richard@hughsie.com>. COPYRIGHT
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