[K12OSN] were are phantom users located?

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Fri May 26 13:23:57 UTC 2006

Perhaps webmin, when removing user IDs from /etc/password, somehow 
failed to also remove the corresponding IDs in /etc/shadow (?).


Barry Cisna wrote:
> Hello All,
> After batch deleting most all of our students for the years end, with
> the use of webmin,( to clear out files etc) I then "rebuilt" the
> userlist for upcoming schoo lyear, and readded the users to each of our
> servers. But one of the servers , when i readd the users with webmin
> shows " duplicate user "( as if the user is added already) and of course
> does not add this user? Ive looked through the passwd file,and they are
> surely not listed there. I even went so far as to totally delete
> webmin,,thinking the users were cached in webmin somehow from adding to
> the other servers.
> Were could webmin be seeing these users as existing? I did get all of my
> rebuilt list added to 3 other servers , with no probs.
> I searched webmin mailing list and couldn't find any hits on this.
> I did also delete the users from the samba password file as
> well,thinking this was causing the prob, still no joy.
> K12LTSP v 4.2.1
> Thanks,
> Barry Cisna
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