FW: AIX and w

Date: 01/30/04

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Darren Tucker [mailto:dtucker@zip.com.au]
    Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 3:10 PM
    To: Rice, Dana: #CIO-BPI
    Subject: Re: AIX and w

    Rice.Dana@ic.gc.ca wrote:
    > before posting this question I thought I would ask you. Have you had any
    > user have a problem with the "w" command? As in it does appear to show
    > yourself as a user.

    In future, please post instead. The answer is then archived and
    available to others.

    If you run an sshd compiled on AIX 4 on AIX 5 then it will not correctly
    record wtmp (or utmp, I always forget which) entries. This is because
    IBM made incompatible changes between AIX 4 and 5.

    Make sure the sshd you run on AIX 5 was compiled on AIX 5.

    Darren Tucker (dtucker at zip.com.au)
    GPG key 8FF4FA69 / D9A3 86E9 7EEE AF4B B2D4  37C9 C982 80C7 8FF4 FA69
         Good judgement comes with experience. Unfortunately, the experience
    usually comes from bad judgement.

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