ssh + su problem

Will Parsons varro at nodomain.invalid
Sun Jun 1 17:29:46 UTC 2014

Michael Ross wrote:
> On Sat, 31 May 2014 21:42:23 +0200, Will Parsons <varro at nodomain.invalid>  
> wrote:
>> I have a problem in that I cannot su to root on a FreeBSD machine
>> remotely from a Windows machine.  Note that the user I'm logging in as
>> *is* a member of the wheel group (and I can su locally just fine).
>> Symptoms are:
>> % su
>> Password:
>> su: Sorry
>> %
>> Although I *think* the purpose of the sshd option "PermitRootLogin" is
>> to (dis)allow *direct* root ssh logins, I changed it to "yes" anyway
>> in sshd_config, but that doesn't seem to be the problem.
>> I'm inclined to think this a server-side configuration issue, since I
>> get the same result whether I use Cygwin ssh or PuTTY to log in
>> remotely to the FreeBSD machine.
>> Any ideas of what might be wrong?
> Maybe a character encoding issue, any "special" characters in your root  
> password?

No - plain printable ASCII.


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