passwd demon failing?

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Fri May 14 01:14:46 UTC 2004

On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 10:59:27AM +1000, David Harris wrote:
> So i booted in single user mode, changed the passwd and tried again. same
> message.
> It's as if the auth demon is not listening as it spits me out straight away.
> root or normal user
> is there anything i can check to make sure this is listening? if not any
> clues as to why this has all of a sudden happened? has samba corrupted
> something?

Could be a lot of things, but there's no "auth daemon". There's several
different programs involved in authentication, but not a daemon process.

What do you see in the files /var/log/messages and /var/log/secure?
Something there probably tells you exactly what's wrong (at least if you
know how to interpret the messages).

Matthew Miller           mattdm at        <>
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