Nevermind, I figured it out. I needed to rebuild ssh. Thanks everyone.

-Kyle Mott


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aardvark [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 4:40 PM
> To: Kyle Mott
> Subject: Re: Rebuilding wtmp
> Kyle Mott disturbed my sleep to write:
> > I read a few manpages and did some google'ing, and couldn't find
much of
> > anything about rebuilding wtmp. I tried just moving wtmp to wtmp.old
> > then doing 'touch wtmp', then logging out and back in, but it still
> > reads 31Dec69. Is there some way to fix this? Thanks all.
> It's possible that there's some process holding open wtmp.  (You could
> check this by adding lsof ("list open files") from ports -- *very*
> to have around on general principle).  If this is the case, probably
> the easiest way to fix things would be to rename the file, touch wtmp,
> then reboot.
> Interestingly enough, a Google for "wtmp freebsd" turned up this
> from the FreeBSD-Security list:
> which suggests "cp /dev/null /var/log/wtmp" to fix things -- at least
> Solaris.
> I am now blessing your keyboard...
> --
> Saint Aardvark the Carpeted
> Because the plural of Anecdote is Myth.

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