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Re: SuSE loading PAM?



On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Joe Lewis wrote:

> If there is no /etc/passwd account with an ID of 3, you might have 
> nsswitch-mysql, or nsswitch-ldap, or nis+ grabbing the account from a 
> different location.  You'd have to check all of those locations.

Don't waste time trying to work out where the uid is located - simply use 
'getent passwd 3' which will tell you which account the system is refering 
to.

getent can be used to query any of passwd, group, hosts, services, 
protocols or networks all of these being local administrative databases. 
To verify which databases you can query using getent check the 
/etc/nsswitch.conf file.

Jason Clifford
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