SSH suddenly giving pam error for existing user
imoore at picknowl.com.au
Mon Jan 31 03:30:29 PST 2005
On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 19:12, Ian Moore wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 18:33, Ian Moore wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I can normally ssh to my home computer (using password authentication),
> > but today it's stopped working. The last time I did it was about 9 days
> > ago from work & it worked then.
> > The console log shows:
> > Jan 19 17:04:25 daemon sshd: error: PAM: authentication error for
> > imoore from firewall.
> > I've tried connecting from 2 different remote hosts, one at work &
> > another elsewhere - same result.
> > When I got home today, I tried creating a new user & then ssh'ed to a
> > remote machine & ssh'ed back to mine with the new username.
> > I was able to log in OK as the new user.
> > I then changed the password for my normal user & tried to ssh back with
> > the new password, but I still can't login.
> > I'm running 5.3-RELEASE-p2. I have upgraded a few ports since ssh last
> > worked - openoffice and a few bit & pieces - I'm not sure what exactly.
> > I haven't altered my ipfw config in that time, nor have I upgraded the
> > base system or kernel.
> > Can anyone think what might have caused this?
> > Cheers,
> Hi, I'm still having trouble with this.
> I figured I should be able to fix it by renaming my home directory, then
> use rmuser to delete my account & create a new account with the same uid.
> Well I figured wrongly! I still couldn't ssh to my new account.
> Then I tried deleting that account & creating a new one with the same name
> but a different UID - still no joy. I just get "error: PAM: authentication
> error for imoore" every time.
> So why does it work for new user with a different username? Is PAM somehow
> keeping the old password somewhere?
Just for the record, I found the problem - I'd added
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