Well, at least I call it strange, I have never gotten an error like this
before. This is the error I get when I do "whoami":
whoami: no login associated with uid 12018.
The reason that this is happening I cannot say for sure, all I know is
that some unix-illiterate (sp?) person is managing this lab now. In the
two years that I managed it, (I have sinced moved on to better labs) I
never had any problems like this guy has. He doesn't even know how to
use vi. He had screwed up the password file, I fixed it, well at least
all that I could see that was wrong with it anyway.
Anyhow, this is on an old Sparc 2 running SunOS 4.1.3_U1.
I think this could be the problem, but I am not sure yet:
-rw------- 1 0 8994 Jun 13 00:49 passwd
It seems that all of the ownerships have dissapered as well, all files
now seem to be owned by the user id, so I am thinking the permissions on
the password file are causing this, but I am not sure, I don't mess with
Solaris 1 anymore, so maybe someone who does can help this poor guy that
took my place.
Also, the chown command seems to have disapeared, do any of you know
where it was located in the stock install?