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bigcc
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:03 am    Post subject: could not open session Reply with quote

I am using RH9. I couldn't switch to other user, when I did "su", the error are as follows,

--- [root@server root]# su - user1
--- could not open session

I tried login throught console
--- id: user1
--- passwd:
then, errors are as follows,
--- id: cannot find name for user ID 1001
--- [I have no name!@server user1]$

Please advise any mistake I made.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:24 am    Post subject: could not open session Reply with quote

It may be caused by permission of /etc/passwd. The permission of the file is 644. If it is 600, then we will get could not open session error.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:36 am    Post subject: It may be caused by permission Reply with quote

right!

It may be caused by permission of /
The permission of the root directory is 755.

drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 11월 4 06:43 .

/ 755
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:19 pm    Post subject: error executing su - could not open session Reply with quote

YES!
In my case it was a problem with /etc/passwd permissions.
It was 600 instead of 644
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