FYI There will be an efix released shortly to correct a number of bugs
regarding reading an indexed password (both /etc/passwd and
/etc/security/passwd files). The problems arise when there are thousands of
user accounts on the system and indices are required to achieve minimal
acceptable performance. Technically what was happening is that the system
routines couldn't properly retreive information from the password files
leading to all sorts of bizarre problems.
Manager, System Services
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118