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Re: Corrupted wtmp file under 'frozen'



In article <874sycaw18.fsf@os.inf.tu-dresden.de>,
Sven Rudolph <sr1@os.inf.tu-dresden.de> wrote:
>Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org> writes:
>Here all entries but the wu-ftpd-academ-generated are shown
>corrupted. Wild guess: wu-ftpd-academ might write old-style entries,

No, then you would not see them.

>last detects this and switches back to old-style mode, and all other
>entries will be displayed corrupted.

Nope, last is not _that_ intelligent. It can display old-style entries
but you have to give it a special option (-o).

Perhaps using -o you can find out what app writes the old-style entries.
To narrow down your search: it must be a libc5-application that either runs
as root from inetd or inittab, or is setuid.

Mike.
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