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http://www.unix.com – Brain teaser, I was given the task below. I believe the consultant runs software on his laptop that probes our QA tier web servers for xxx The two web servers are xxx I attempt useradd command on XXX which seems to work, but when I attempt to assign a pwd, the OS denies it and says user doesn't exist. myserver# useradd -c "test user" -d /export/home/xxxxxx -m xxxxxx root@myserver# passwd xxxxx passwd: User unknown: xxxxxx Permission denied I look in /etc/shadow and /etc/passwd and the 'xxxxxx' acct is not found. ( / root partition is not 100%.) I do the same command on the (HowTos)