Re: NIS su - joe su: Autentication service cannot retrieve authntication info. (Ignored)
In article <20020518093711.GA7723@j-son.org>,
Christian Jönsson <email@example.com> wrote:
>Following nis.debian.howto using shadow passwords I end up
>with this problem. I cannot login on any virtual console on
>a NIS client host.
>If I login as root on the NIS client host, and try su - joe
>(assuming joe is in the NIS master host users) I get this
>su - joe
>su: Authentication service cannt retrieve authentication info.
That sounds suspiciously much like a PAM message
>but I het the user Joe account, with the right UID/GID, the
>right username translation from UID, the right group name
>translation from GID...
>I wonder what is wrong? How do I "debug" this to track down my error?
Check /etc/pam.d/su and /etc/pam.d/login etc
Perhaps you have only pam_pwdb loaded; I don't think it uses
getpwnam() but rather reads /etc/passwd directly, which
isn't going to work. You need pam_unix
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