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/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?

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