ssh(d) "Failed keyboard-interactive/pam for invalid user"

Per olof Ljungmark peo at
Sat Oct 7 12:32:43 PDT 2006

Robert Huff wrote:
> 	One of my machines running:
> FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #0: Thu Aug  3 15:33:32 EDT 2006
> 	has suddenly decided to deny all ssh connections, whether by
> key-exchange or password.
> 	When attempting the latter, this appears in auth.log:
> Oct  3 22:47:44 jerusalem sshd[46280]: error: PAM: authentication error for illegal user <deleted> from
> Oct  3 22:47:44 jerusalem sshd[46280]: Failed keyboard-interactive/pam for invalid user <deleted> from port 63059 ssh2
> 	Thre's nothing relevant in /usr/src/UPDATING, and searching on
> Google points to Samba-related stuff.  I am running Samba, but fail
> to understand how this can affect a non-Samba-related login.
> 	Anyone willing to whap me with the clue-iron?

Are you using pam_ldap?

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