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Antw: servdir

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Subject: Antw: servdir
From: "Michael Seibold" <Michael.Seibold@Gek.de>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 14:29:45 +0200
Do you have a userid "servdir" in /etc/passwd with the same numerical uid as 
nbsw? Then you have two different users running with the same uid, this would 
explain the problem: you try to change the password for the userid servdir, and 
the system asks for the old password for user servdir ?!?

Michael Seibold

>>> sean.davidson@mail.publix.com 07.06.2000  12.34 Uhr >>>
I have a user that telnets to my NetView Server (v5.1) for AIX and logs in
w/ his own unique userid and password. He was trying to change his password
via the passwd command and it prompts him for servdir's old password. What
is servdir and any idea why this is happening?

I signed into the system as myself (trsd), then su to root, then su to his
userid (nbsw):

nbsw@nv6000:/OV/home/nbsw >whoami
nbsw@nv6000:/OV/home/nbsw >who am i
trsd        pts/8       Jun 07 06:30    (
nbsw@nv6000:/OV/home/nbsw >passwd
Changing password for "servdir"
servdir's Old password: 

Have to su to root and then nbsw because I don't know his password.

Sean Davidson

Sr. Network Systems Engineer
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
P.O. Box 32015
Lakeland, Fl. 33802-2015
Email - sean.davidson@publix.com 
Voice - (863) 686-8754 x6889
Fax - (863)616-5895


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