SUMMARY: Sudden problem with shared user accounts

From: Harrington, David B (Contractor) (DSCR) <>
Date: Tue Oct 05 2004 - 13:50:37 EDT

Brian Beers suggested something which solved my problem. He suggested that I
run the profile listing each shared ID one at a time to determine when it

I had a shared user account "ct".  Since the 'who' command started returning
the date "Oct 1", a match was made, and the test succeeded, and all people
logging in were trapped by the test.

Talk about a "BFO"  (Blinding Flash of the Obvious).

Many thanks to Brian (, and these others:

Christopher McNabb ( - who suggested an alternative method
which I am investigating.
Roland.Merk@AUDI.DE - who pointed out a weakness in the process I am
ramanathan meyyappan (

And I wish to thank all those who are on vacation. I'll be on vacation next
week, but I promise I won't tell the world.

Dave Harrington 
Solaris System Administrator - EDS 
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Received on Tue Oct 5 13:51:20 2004

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