Can only ssh as root

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Mon Jun 23 19:19:59 EST 2003

"Patrick B. O'Brien" wrote:
> I have an AIX Box running Openssh 3.4. I am using Putty to
> get to this Ssh server. All is good when I Ssh in using root. But when
> I try another user profile I get the below:
> Jun 16 17:22:21 walker sshd[8812]: fatal: login_get_lastlog: Cannot find account for uid 95
> In addition, I am kicked out of this session right now.
[and later]
> # ls -lrt pa*                                                  
> -rw-------   1 root     security     613 Jun 03 16:24 passwd   

For the benefit of the list archive, this was due to /etc/passwd not being
world-readable, and waas fixed by "chmod 644 /etc/passwd".


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