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Re: possible problem with PAM on RH4.1? (fwd)

I'm sorry to dedge up an old subject, but was this problem (below) ever
dealt with in the standard distributed RedHat rpms? I recall some
conversation about telnetd having been a contributor as well?

If the newer SimplePAMApps is the solution that's fine but I'm


Chris Dent........SysAdmin
...........Kiva Networking

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Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 09:46:50 -0800 (PST)
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Subject: Re: possible problem with PAM on RH4.1?
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Stephen V. Trovato wrote:
> 1) Reboot the system to put it into proper working order
> 2) Telnet to the system
> 3) At this point, logname returns the correct value
> 4) From this shell, telnet to the system from itself and login again with
> 	the same username
> 5) logout
> 6) logout
> Now log back in and check logname.  It will return a blank.  It will
> return blank for EVERY user from now on; nothing will fix the problem
> except either a reboot or "rm ; touch" of /var/run/utmp

This does not seem to work with the login from SimplePAMApps.  If you have
chance can you try this out?


(It is only in my pre-release directory because I hadn't made an rpm

You will need to --force it, so be careful to have the old rpms on hand if
you want to return to default Red Hat..


#[For version 1.0 syntax, the above header is optional]
# The PAM configuration file for the login' service
auth       required   pam_pwdb.so
auth       optional   pam_group.so
auth       required   pam_nologin.so
auth       optional   pam_mail.so
account    requisite  pam_time.so
account    required   pam_pwdb.so
session    required   pam_pwdb.so
session    optional   pam_lastlog.so \
password   required   pam_cracklib.so \
password   required   pam_pwdb.so \

               Linux-PAM, libpwdb, Orange-Linux and Linux-GSS
       [ For those that prefer FTP  ---  ftp://ftp.lalug.org/morgan ]

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