permission problems w/ ordinary user ....
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Sat Aug 2 23:40:47 UTC 2014
On Sat, 02 Aug 2014 18:28:47 -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> .... I have been trying to setup the regular user (me, non-root) on my
> newly minted FreeBSD 9.3 box. I tried su-ing from tooy & ssh-ing in as
> me from another box, both give weird results, see the following from my
> Aug 2 18:23:01 kabini1 sshd: _secure_path: cannot stat
> /home/wam/.login_conf: Permission denied
> also, the home-directory keeps getting the 'x' permission bit set to off
> by .... something ....
I think you have described the reason for the problem:
The x attribute for a directory means "enter and search"
and should be _set_ for the user. If it's not, the user
cannot enter his own home directory or access files
within it. In this case, /home/wam/.login_conf cannot
be read which seems to be neccessary for the login
You need to find that "something" that created or altered
/home/wam with the x attribute off. Login as root and
correct the setting manually, so you should be able to
This is how the resulting "ls -l /home" output it should
look like for your user:
drwx------ [...] wam wam [...] wam/
(This is minimum permissions; drwxrwxr-x or drwxr-x---
are other common examples.)
How did you introduce the user to the system? Did you
use "adduser" or "pw add"?
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