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system-config-authentication quirks

I authenticate linux users via the smb pam mechanism. When I go through a server upgrade and use a machine with a different name I change the server line in the /etc/pam_smb.conf to reflect the new server machine.

I was terribly frustrated to see the server validate the users that log and then see the client machine not properly handle the returned success.

I discovered that I had to run system-config-authentication which showed all the correct settings except for the server line that is in /etc/pam_smb.conf. Once I entered the correct server name things work great.

How come I have to run system-config-authentication to get authentication to work? Why doesn't the system know that I have allready hand entered the correct data in /etc/pam_smb.conf?


Matt Finlayson
Information Technology Specialist
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Washington State University Vancouver

It has been said, “A day that is without troubles is not fulfilling.
Rather, give me a day of troubles well handled so that I can be content
with my achievements.”

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