[SunHELP] last command not working (topo's corrected)
Luc I. Suryo
luc at suryo.com
Fri Oct 29 00:03:45 CDT 2004
by any chance using a 'broken' 64-bits sshd?? or any other application
that is 64-bits but has the wtmpx error?
Lund, Dennis <Dennis.Lund at sciatl.com>
wrote at Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 12:48:54AM -0400:
> We have and issue were the "last" command is NOT displaying accurate data.
> The command only displays login data from May 2004.
> The wtmpx file is updating when a user logs into the server, but logins from
> May 31st and earlier are the only logins displayed.
> wallacc pts/14 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Mon May 31 15:20 - 15:29 (00:08)
> perryc pts/14 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Mon May 31 11:37 - 11:43 (00:06)
> perryc pts/14 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Mon May 31 08:58 - 10:57 (01:58)
> I have run a few tests on another system:
> 1. cat /dev/null wtmpx (last still works showing login data)
> 2. cat /dev/null utmpx (last still works)
> 3. cat /dev/null lastlog (last still works)
> The server has been rebooted. I thought we might fix it by nulling all 3
> files, but not sure if it would correct the issue.
> Any ideas as to how we fix this?
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