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Re: pam_mkhomdir fix(ldap, su problem)

On Sun, Jul 06, 2003 at 01:48:59PM -0400, Doctor High wrote:
>   I've had the same prolem as Troels. It really appears that the
> problems depend on what user the pam_mkhomedir module is run as. For
> instance, it works fine with older versions of sshd without priviledge
> separation where it runs as root, but it fails under the newer sshd with
> priv_sep, and it appears that pam_mkhomedir is being run as the user
> instead of root. If I am correct about this, then it makes sense that
> the pam_mkhomedir would fail under the prov_sep version of sshd, since a
> normal user will *not* be able to write to /home to create his home
> directory. 
>   So the issue for me and Troels is: how can we force pam_mkhomedir to
> run as root so that it will be able to work with the file permissions on
> /home to create the home directory?

Convince the OpenSSH maintainers that the current behavior is incorrect,
and get them to change it.

Good luck,
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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