When I add a new account , throught dxaccounts.
The error message "The password or group file is currently locked by
another user. Please wait......."
How do I resolve this.
Paul Wong Peng Kai
More than likely an account management command (ex: dxaccounts) terminated abnormally at some point and the lock file is still out there. Do the following:
# ps aux | grep -i dxaccounts
Check to make sure someone else isn't running dxaccounts, or there isn't a runaway process out there. If not, then do the following:
# cd /etc
# ls -al .AM_is_running
# rm .AM_is_running
That should work.
--Quote:> When I add a new account , throught dxaccounts.
> The error message "The password or group file is currently locked by
> another user. Please wait......."
> How do I resolve this.
> Paul Wong Peng Kai
> System Engineer
> StarHub Internet
> Tel: 8257-820
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I have stuck an Ultra 60 on eBay to sell
and for better or worst I have set up an account and let people log in
to test the machine. The username/password are on the eBay listing and
there is only one account, so it is a free for all really.
I realise this is a bit risky, but are wondering what I can do to
So far, before putting it up, I
1) Patched it with the patches I downloaded a few hours ago
2) Configured my hardware firewall to only allow ftp and telnet to the
box. It also blocks access to the LAN, even if someone gets root on this
3) Configured ipfilter on the box to block all outgoing connections
except DNS lookup to two DNS servers. So nobody can send mail from it or
use it as a base to hack somewhere else.
4) Changed the ownership of .profile to root and chomod 644, so nobody
can edit it and mess up the path for someone else.
Any other suggestions?
I am aware of other things, like disabling unneeded services, but I
don't want to spend all day on this - that starts taking up a lot of time.
I am mainly concerned with any obvious problems that someone can cause.
Changing .profile seemed on obvious one, so I have thoguht of that. But
have I missed any?
If the machine gets hacked it is not the end of the world. There is no
data of value on it and it can't be used as a base to hack my LAN due
to the firewall. But I don't really want the hassle of rebuilding it,
should it get hacked.
I'm sure you are going to say I am stupid doing this but I know
sometimes buyers worry about problems on machines they buy, so I thought
by letting them test it, that would reduce that.
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