Re: Corrupted wtmp file under 'frozen'
On Wed 27 May 1998, Sven Rudolph wrote:
> Dirk Eddelbuettel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I have a machine which is 'almost pure frozen' Debian, and I have a corrupted
> > wtmp file. Anybody else seeing that as well ?
> > edd@miles:~/debian/acct-6.3.4> last -20
> > p*** h**@*****l*@ ****~1*@* Tue May 26 21:48 still logged in
> > p*** h**@*****l*@ ****~1*@* Tue May 26 21:32 - 21:48 (00:15)
> > edd ttyp5 :0.0 Tue May 26 21:15 still logged in
> Me Too.
This is a system that was bo, but was upgraded (via autoup.sh) four
weeks ago. Last update of all packages was on Monday.
> Here all entries but the wu-ftpd-academ-generated are shown
> corrupted. Wild guess: wu-ftpd-academ might write old-style entries,
> last detects this and switches back to old-style mode, and all other
> entries will be displayed corrupted.
Doesn't look like it; I just logged into the system which runs
wu-ftpd-academ, and last still looks fine:
$ last -10
paul ftp p1imwe29.wau.mis Wed May 27 12:56 - 12:56 (00:00)
paul ttyp9 p1imwe29.wau.mis Wed May 27 11:19 still logged in
dick ttyp1 p1imwe23.wau.mis Wed May 27 10:21 - 11:20 (00:59)
klaas ttyp1 p1imwe17.wau.mis Wed May 27 10:08 - 10:09 (00:00)
klaas ftp p1imwe17.wau.mis Wed May 27 10:07 - 10:07 (00:00)
klaas ttyp1 p1imwe17.wau.mis Wed May 27 09:57 - 10:07 (00:09)
olbert ttyp7 p1xmwe01.wau.mis Wed May 27 09:22 still logged in
dick ttyp4 p1imwe23.wau.mis Wed May 27 08:14 still logged in
dick ttyp2 p1imwe23.wau.mis Wed May 27 08:00 - 11:20 (03:19)
olbert ttyp6 p1xmwe01.wau.mis Wed May 27 07:45 still logged in
> BTW: Is there a way to disable wtmp writing for anonymous ftp?
I don't believe so, at least the manpage doesn't make any mention of it.
It doesn't even mention that a wtmp record is written...
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