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Re: uid instead of username?!

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: uid instead of username?!
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 12:43:41 -0500 (EST)

Leif Hanack writes:
> inside the log messages the author name is listed as like 'uid505'
> instead of the corresponding username, see below:

That means that getpwuid(505) returned a null pointer.  It may be that
that routine (and its friends) use some kind of a database rather than
the /etc/passwd file, or you could have a permissions problem.  Check
the man page for getpwuid(2) for details of its operation.

-Larry Jones

You just can't ever be too careful. -- Calvin

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