Hello Again Sun Managers,
And thank you for all the answers. It seemed that the problem
was caused by too many entries in the group file that were too long. I
cleaned up a little bit the group file, and voila!.
Other possibilities were expressed by the answers I got, and also
the existence of a nice little program distributed apparently with the
Sys V option on SunOS, called pwck, a password file checker.
Ted Richard Williams <email@example.com>
stern@sunrise.East.Sun.COM (Hal Stern - Distinguished Systems Engineer)
Glenn.Satchell@uniq.com.au (Glenn Satchell - Uniq Professional Services)
and all others that might answer after I ship this message out.
From: Ted Richard Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
And of course there aren't two entries with the same username, right?
From: stern@sunrise.East.Sun.COM (Hal Stern - Distinguished Systems Engineer)
check your password file for a blank line, a line with
too few colons in it, or check the group file for a line that's
too long. by changing a letter, you're changing the sort
sequence, and probably changing the place in whic hthe
malformed line ends up in memory -- when it straddles a page
boundary, you get a core dump.
From: Glenn.Satchell@uniq.com.au (Glenn Satchell - Uniq Professional Services)Run /usr/etc/pwck to see if there are any typos in the file, eg missing
`:' perhaps on a previous line.
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