Nobody can log in

Nobody can log in

Post by Polar Be » Fri, 17 Dec 1993 23:19:26

I have just booted my linux box, and no one can log in. It keeps giving the
following message:
        No utmp entry. You must exec "login" from the lowest level "sh"
I have lost my linux boot disk, so I tried booting from the install disk. The
/etc/utmp file is zero length and dated the time the machine was booted. I
can't execute even vi or for for that matter anything. I think I would have
to reconstruct this /etc/utmp file, any ideas anyone? Looks like I really done
it this time, huh? Thanks for answers.

Polar Bear


1. Need HELP to Log User Log-ins form the internet


I've setup a FreeBSD 4.1.1-STABLE box to connect a network to the internet
with natd and ipfw firewall.
I've also setup the FreeBSD box to let teleworkers log in with FTP and

Now I would like to log FTP and telnet Log-in's from teleworkers who connect
to the machine from the internet.
I woul like to see the time and IP numer from which users Log-in.

I have looked at the /var/log/messages file but this only shows SU Login's.

All help is greatly appriciated!


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