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Old 09-02-2011, 04:26 AM   #1
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unknown groups and username?


I see that owner:group of some directories in /home has changed to 510:506.
May I know why and how does it happened?
What is that owner and group represent?
 
Old 09-02-2011, 04:30 AM   #2
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A user who was removed from the system?
 
Old 09-02-2011, 04:30 AM   #3
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check the /etc/passwd and /etc/group what user and group refer by these numbers
 
Old 09-02-2011, 04:30 AM   #4
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Perhaps, you would have deleted the user accounts but not their home directories.
 
Old 09-02-2011, 04:38 AM   #5
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I checked both /etc/passwd and /etc/group 510 & 510 doesnt exit
 
Old 09-02-2011, 04:40 AM   #6
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sorry typo ; I meant 510 & 506
 
Old 09-02-2011, 05:02 AM   #7
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And who looks after the box? Have user accounts been deleted?
 
Old 09-02-2011, 05:13 AM   #8
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I am the admin right now for the box
Nobody deleted any user account before, They do not have ROOT access to the server
 
Old 09-02-2011, 06:58 AM   #9
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I think I found the answer :

Previous admin deleted the username from WHM but not from the linux box; so the user's folder still remain in /home.
That's why the owner:group is with unknown number

Pls correct me if I am wrong
 
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That's what I suggested all along ;}
 
  


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