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user and user-t entries in /tcb/files/auth/u causes Login Issues!

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Alzhy
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user and user-t entries in /tcb/files/auth/u causes Login Issues!

Anyone ever encountered this? HP-UX 11.11 and 11.23. A truss on the login process seems to be looping on reading the tcb files alternating beterrn "user" and "user-t".

Does anyone know what causes the "-t" entry? And is it safe to delete this extraneaous entry?

It happend to us before on the root account and to be safe, we had to reboot the OS, in maint mode and removed the root-t entry. but this is just a plain user. Can we just delete the user-t entry? There are logins to the user account and processes running on that account.


TIA!
Hakuna Matata.
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Turgay Cavdar
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Re: user and user-t entries in /tcb/files/auth/u causes Login Issues!

Tanmay_B
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Re: user and user-t entries in /tcb/files/auth/u causes Login Issues!

Hello HP Team,

 

I am not able to open provided document in this forum.

 

Can you please let us know that what can cause creation of such 0 byte files named user-t under /tcb/files/auth/u

 

Thanks,

Kavita

 

 

Bill Hassell
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Re: user and user-t entries in /tcb/files/auth/u causes Login Issues!

The link that does not work is for an old discussion group that was turned off several years ago and merged into the current system. Many of the old itrc.hp.com references were moved and redocumented, but many were not.

 

Files such as root-t or username-t are lock files, created by passwd and account maintenance programs. They only exist until the maintenance is finished (a fraction of a second), but if something gets hung up and password tools are killed, the files will stay until removed. They can be removed if they are several days old or you know that no maintenance is being done.

 

 



Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Dennis Handly
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Re: user and user-t entries in /tcb/files/auth/u left around

>The link that does not work is for an old discussion group

 

Actually it has nothing to do with the old ITRC forum but ITRC support docs.  They shared the same servers.

This document was moved to the new HPSC.  Its name is: Troubleshooting tips for trusted system

The link seems to work for me.  It gives a search that finds this topic and another in the the EBC forum and

then the protected doc in the HPSC.