SUMMARY: uid 177

From: S. Cowles (
Date: Sat Oct 15 1994 - 00:42:33 CDT

orig: I have a user on this system with a UID of 177; the system refuses to
orig: let the user login to his account on this machine. Login replies:
orig: "login incorrect".

Many thanks to the list, in particular:

From: garrett@athena.SDSU.Edu (Garrett D'Amore)
From: (Mattias Zhabinskiy 203-929-8810x251)
From: Tom Orban <>
From: Lenny Turetsky <>
From: (Ayrton Sargusingh)
From: Claus Assmann <>
From: (Christian Masopust)
From: Casper Dik <>
From: Marc Jolly <>

Once more, Casper had the answer. Entries in the last four fields of
the shadow file were the culprit. When these were corrected, the user
account exhibited no more problem with logging in.

Thanks very much!


S. Cowles
voice: +1 415 812 1917
fax: +1 415 812 1916

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