Tue Aug 16 14:27:51 PDT 2005 — Shell services on shell.sonic.net had some problems related to the user database. This manifested as trouble logging in to the shell, and as problems with unix userid which would be observed as errors in some applications.
The trouble came and went for a few minutes at a time over the course of 20 minutes or so while we worked to isolate and resolve the bug. Sorry for the late MOTD! -Dane & team