[CentOS] Very strange problem i have faced in my 2 years carrier

umair shakil umairshakeel at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 11:11:04 UTC 2007


Dear,

"Is it crazy to propose someone opened /etc/passwd in vi, and saved it
out without noticing this had happened?"

i would like to add, MRTGs were not updated as my collique logged in...
MRTGs
worked fine after that.... again few hours he logge in and then su - but
problem raised.

Then please tell me spelling has changed.... Automatically:( Its is obvious
that
someone has changed it.

Regards,

Umair Shakil
ETD



On 9/12/07, Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com> wrote:
>
> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
>
> > the spelling of root was changed from "root" to "R00t". i changed to
> > "root" and every thing worked.
> >
> > I want to ask, what is this, this doesnot seem a garbage value or nor
> > corruption of passwd file. only showing someone changes this. Here we
> > have bank private network, only two people have access  for it  me and
> > another guy.
> >
> > what are your opinions??????
>
> I have seen vi do this action when it didn't understand a keycode on teh
> terminal you are using properly... change the case of a few letters next
> to the cursor.  But IIRC that was busybox vi.
>
> Is it crazy to propose someone opened /etc/passwd in vi, and saved it
> out without noticing this had happened?
>
> -Andy
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