From: Paul D. Shaffer <paulshaf@ea...> - 2001-01-27 14:32:41
Yeah, I suppose as long as it "replaces" a space w/ a tab. In my case, it
basically concanted (removed the spaces) in the user list, creating one big
From: owner-webmin-l@... [mailto:owner-webmin-l@...]On
Behalf Of Jamie Cameron
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: webmins' user module
Doesn't samba treat spaces and tabs the same? If not, that sounds like
a bug worth looking at ..
"Paul D. Shaffer" wrote:
> I've seen Webmin do some pretty strange things on lots of stuff. Most
> recently it has deleted spaces and inserted tabs in my smb.conf file,
> rendering Samba inop. I would recommend manually verifing any
> webmin-invoked configs the minute trouble starts!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-webmin-l@... [mailto:owner-webmin-l@...]On
> Behalf Of Rick Francis
> Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 4:13 PM
> To: webmin-l@...
> Subject: webmins' user module
> have you ever heard of webmin corrupting either the passwd binary or
> something else to cause this problem:
> a new user is added via webmins' user module
> the users' id or shadow entry vanishes from /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow for
> whatever reason, we think because of a locking conflict with a cgi
> web-enabled user password changing script...not sure though
> users' id is cleaned up and re-added via webmin put now authentication
> from within squid (using pam_auth module and pam security lib on solaris8)
> fix is to add an additional character to users' id (e.g., userA becomes
> userAA) via webmins' user module.
> unusual parameter: passwd/shadow files contain more than 13,000 entries.
> runs on linux suse v6.4, using squid v2.3s3
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