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PAM-warn; [remote: ?nobody@?nowhere]



Hello,

Apologize if this is the wrong place, but I know next to nothing about
PAM and I'm not exactly sure where to ask this. Clue Bats graciously
accepted. :-)

I'm using PAM Md5 authentication (?) on SuSE Linux.

I've installed popa3d <http://www.openwall.com/popa3d/>

And I've instructed it to use AUTH_PAM in params.h

/*
 * Choose the password authentication method your system uses:
 *
 * AUTH_PASSWD          Use getpwnam(3) only, for *BSD or readable passwd;
 * AUTH_SHADOW          Use shadow passwords directly (not via PAM);
 * AUTH_PAM             Use PAM in the old-fashioned way;
 * AUTH_PAM_USERPASS    Talk to pam_userpass via Linux-PAM binary prompts.
 *
 * Note that there's no built-in password aging support.
 */
#define AUTH_PASSWD                     0
#define AUTH_SHADOW                     0
#define AUTH_PAM                        1       
#define AUTH_PAM_USERPASS               0

First I used AUTH_MAN_USERPASS, but it failed, so I switched it to
AUTH_PAM and it appeared to go just fine. I could pop and receive mail.

Later I noticed this while tailing the log to make sure everything was
OK:

Nov  1 14:18:10 cla popa3d[15217]: connect from 123.456.789.10 (123.456.789.10)
Nov  1 14:18:10 cla PAM-warn[15217]: service: popa3d [on terminal: <unknown>]
Nov  1 14:18:10 cla PAM-warn[15217]: user: (uid=0) -> foo [remote: ?nobody@?nowhere]
Nov  1 14:18:10 cla PAM-warn[15217]: service: popa3d [on terminal: <unknown>]
Nov  1 14:18:10 cla PAM-warn[15217]: user: (uid=0) -> foo [remote: ?nobody@?nowhere]
Nov  1 14:18:10 cla popa3d[15217]: Authentication passed for foo
Nov  1 14:18:10 cla popa3d[15217]: 0 messages (0 bytes) loaded
Nov  1 14:18:11 cla popa3d[15217]: 0 (0) deleted, 0 (0) left


I've search the web and the PAM archives, but I can't find anything
that resembles a solution. I've seen a lot of similar queries without
any answers. :-\ I know this isn't tied to popa3d, so it has to be
something I'm just not getting about PAM.

As I said, I can authenticate and receive mail just fine, but I don't
feel like it'd be a good idea to ignore those PAM warnings.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

-Brian





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