We are running the 1.09 kernel and the:
GNU shellutils 1.9.2 version of su.
It seems that after we added some new users that "su root" (or just
su) will get you one of the last user added (using adduser).
I *think* that I originally added users manually and only since I
discovered "adduser" that the problem started. I am not totally sure
about this. I don't know if its a problem with the 1.09 kernel, but I
don't remember having had this problem before that, but we didn't add
many users before we did that either.... We jumped from the 1.00
kernel directly to the 1.09 version. Perhaps "su" and / or the
shellutils need to be upgraded to work with the new kernel, or perhaps
Not being able to su when necessary is a real pain :-).
Any ideas or suggestions MUCH appreciated. Both for getting it
working, if thats all it takes, or if this problem has created others
that I am not aware of, how to "get back to normal".
And, yes, I have looked through the docs and man pages, but nothing
that seems to help, it seems like this problem never showed up before.
Thanks in advance !
Take care, Vikki.
Vikki Welch, Net/SysAdmin, Welch Research Labs, WV9K, DoD#-13, TEAM TSE
"I pity Sara Bradey and her minions, in the end they will be
responsible for more death, pain and suffering than they think they