[SunHELP] last command not working

Lund, Dennis Dennis.Lund at sciatl.com
Fri Oct 29 04:21:19 CDT 2004

No offense taken. I took it the way you meant it.

The clock is working. The last command displays the exact same date time
stamp every time its executed. No new login data is displayed.

Will check inetd.conf and truss a login next time I have access to the
system (It's a customer system).

Thank you all for the help. If anyone has other idea's please let me know.


-----Original Message-----
From: sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org]On
Behalf Of Predrag Zecevic - Solaris System Administrator
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 4:29 AM
To: The SunHELP List
Subject: Re: [SunHELP] last command not working


one statement:

    I am not conidering anybody's reply to this post as stupid!

It was me who had stupid question: does PROM batery operates and machine 
updates date/time? Maybe that should be checked 1st?

Sorry if my post sounded like offense! ;-)

Lund, Dennis wrote:

>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 using logs into the server, but May 31st
>is that login 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)
>Any ideas as to how we fix this? The server has been rebooted.
>Thank you
>Dennis Lund
>dennis.lund at sciatl.com 
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