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Date:      Fri, 13 Oct 1995 17:55:18 +0100 (MET)
From:      Piero Serini <piero@strider.ibenet.it>
To:        andrew@andrew.tased.edu.au (Andrew)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: disappearing users
Message-ID:  <199510131655.RAA03939@strider.ibenet.it>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.91.951013162528.693A-100000@flopsy.hobart.tased.edu.au> from "Andrew" at Oct 13, 95 04:44:22 pm

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Hello.

Quoting from Andrew (Fri Oct 13 17:44:22 1995):
> Thanks for your help in the past...everything seems to be working except 
> for the occaision "crash" where the unix refuses connections telnet 
> connections and all the users dissappear (where their names should be (in 
> finger etc) there are numbers...usually 0 or 1001) and ~user paths stop 
> working. If you have any ideas it would be nice but....

You lost the 2 passwd databases (I hope you didn't lose the sources).
As root, run "pwd_mkdb /etc/master.passwd" or use "vipw" and exit
with ":wq". This will re-create the needed databases.

Bye,
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Piero Serini                                            Via Giambologna, 1 
<Piero@Free.IT>                                     I 20136 Milano - ITALY



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