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Old 05-27-2005, 11:04 AM   #1
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Dear friends,
Recently what happened is I found a username by the name policy and process on my firewall.

An administrator who was earlier to me has created it as a backup of root's account ...
unware of it I deleted the user .. i even lost the root's profile and everything...
since then the profile started to look like -bash:"no login " logging in with "/"
which was like [root@firewall root]
I created a directory by the name /root and started to login

and one more doubt...

if we delete a user's login can we retrieve it?
Can anyone help me to get back the profile from it ...

Million Thank you in advance

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Old 05-27-2005, 01:37 PM   #2
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if we delete a user's login can we retrieve it?
Can anyone help me to get back the profile from it ...
Not really no. Not unless you have working backups of your passwd, shadow, and the users personal files.

You are just going to have to create a new .bash_profile file by hand, or copy from an existing user...


PS: make sure '/root' is owned by root and chmodded '700'


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