SUMMARY: Solaris 8 passwd locked out - permission denied

From: Chris Ruhnke <>
Date: Mon May 07 2007 - 09:47:20 EDT
...and the pink bubble gum cigar goes to:  Ric Anderson <ric@Opus1.COM>

> What does /usr/sbin/pwck have to say? 

Indeed some other admin had fat-fingered an update to one of the 
"standard" accounts -- nobody4.
Internal security requires that ALL accounts have a flesh-and-blood owner. 
 When he added the ownership info, he deleted a ":" field-separator.
Silly me, presuming that all "standard" records were good format...!!!

But, you learn something new every day.  I was not aware of "pwck" on 

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