Re: getgroup invalid argument in /var/adm/messages
From: Ramin Dousti (ramin_at_cannon.eng.us.uu.net)
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 16:05:43 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I might be wrong but I don't think its a matter of "sshd" belonging to what
groups. It's the user who is logging into the machine, for whom a forked sshd
is running, belonging to what groups. (I hope my statement is grammatically
On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 03:17:20PM -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> Sounds like SSH is doing its job then. To see how many groups sshd is in use
> this cmd:
> grep -v ^# /etc/group|grep sshd|wc -l
> Quoting "Schubert, John [NTWK SVCS]" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > The only assigned groups I'm aware of are the GID assigned within /etc/group.
> > I decided to take a look at the server's /etc/group file and was astounded.
> > Their group file was thousands of lines long, with dozens blank or containing
> > only a single name for a group. I have a script that we built for rogue
> > systems which we were taking over sys admin duties that also have a group
> > file out of control. So I will run this script and see if the nagging alarm
> > goes away.
> > There were so many lines, I couldn't tell you how many groups are in the
> > file. I would estimate 18-25.
> > Thanks..
> > John