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Debian 9.3 droplet issues with useradd

January 9, 2018 129 views
Linux Commands Debian

I created a new Debian 9.3 droplet and logged in as root.

  • It seems, there is by default already a non-root user "debian" created. Is there a reason for this?

    • useradd command gives strange notices: $ useradd -m foo sent invalidate(passwd) request, exiting sent invalidate(group) request, exiting

This seems to be oputput from the nscd application.

Similar output is generated also with "adduser" command

$ adduser asd
Adding user `asd' ...
sent invalidate(passwd) request, exiting
sent invalidate(group) request, exiting
Adding new group `asd' (1001) ...
sent invalidate(passwd) request, exiting
sent invalidate(group) request, exiting
sent invalidate(group) request, exiting
sent invalidate(passwd) request, exiting
sent invalidate(group) request, exiting
Adding new user `asd' (1001) with group `asd' ...
sent invalidate(passwd) request, exiting
sent invalidate(group) request, exiting
sent invalidate(passwd) request, exiting
sent invalidate(group) request, exiting
sent invalidate(passwd) request, exiting
sent invalidate(group) request, exiting
Creating home directory `/home/asd' ...
Copying files from `/etc/skel' ...
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
Changing the user information for asd
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
    Full Name []: asdd
    Room Number []: asd
    Work Phone []: asd
    Home Phone []: asd
    Other []: asd
sent invalidate(passwd) request, exiting
sent invalidate(group) request, exiting
sent invalidate(passwd) request, exiting

Is this really a feature?

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