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Re: PAM_pwdb reports user as root



On Sat, 17 Apr 1999, Robert T. Bevill wrote:

> Another odditty -- whenever I ftp to another site, as root, the default
> username that appears is tjones -- not root.  Since there is no .netrc
> file in the /root directory, where is the system picking this tjones up
> from?
> 
> What gives?

Just a guess - if you'd logged into the original machine as "tjones" prior to
becoming root (say, through su or sudo) then your tty/pty would still be owned
by "tjones";  the default login ID could be coming from that.

Cheers..


dave



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