SSH/Putty password problem
Sorry if this is a silly or obvious question, but I've Googled and search the
mailing list archives and cannot find anything relevant.
I'm using PuTTY 0.53b from a Windows 2000 machine to SSH to a Debian Sarge server
running OpenSSH 3.8.1p1-8. The problem I am having is that I am only given one
chance to enter my password correctly. If I mistype it on the first attempt, I am
prompted a second time, but the second attempt will fail regardless of whether I
supply the right password or not.
This problem does not occur if I use the ssh client on the Debian machine ('ssh
localhost'), or the ssh client I have on another Red Hat box I have handy, which
leads me to believe it's a PuTTY issue. However, PuTTY doesn't behave this way when
I ssh to the Red Hat box.
In an effort to troubleshoot this I ran the SSH server in debug mode
(/usr/sbin/sshd -ddd). I can't really tell much from the output, but I find that
with a working SSH client I see this message before each prompt:
Postponed keyboard-interactive for ...
whereas I see the following message before the second prompt when using PuTTY:
Failed keyboard-interactive/pam for ...
Has anyone seen this before? I'd appreciate any insight or pointers... TIA