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I think today was the first time I seen this message in a terminal:
# ssh $IP
do_ypcall: clnt_cal: RPC: Time out
You don't exist, go away!
#

Good sense of humor, guys!

Date: 2017-03-28 11:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] outputlogic
I once saw error handler of some embedded device consistently switching encoding from English to Greek. Not sure if it was a bug or done intentionally, but it was funny to see terminal full of Greek sentences once in a while.

Date: 2017-04-06 12:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vitus_wagner
I've encountered such message first time somewhere in previous millenium. On manchine without any NIS or LDAP AFAIR.

It was caused by disk error which destroyed /etc/passwd.

Date: 2017-04-06 02:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vitus_wagner
there is sometihng about ypcall in the error message. yp stands for Yellow Pages, i.e. NIS, very ancient directory service from Sun. NIS is black magic.

It is quite clear what happens - system (libc) function getpwuid is unable to get passwd record for the UID which process is already running under.

This is probably due to some local network glitch, which causes NIS RPC call to fail.

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