I created a new account for testing purposes and put the following limits on its password age: Minimum: 0 Maximum: 180 Warning: 0 Inactive: 0 Last Change: Mar 23, 2001 Password Expires: Sep 19, 2001 Password Inactive: Never Account Expires: Never (Please note that Inactive is set to 0) Today is Sep 22. I tried to login via ssh and this is what happens: root@mosquito:/# ssh firstname.lastname@example.org Enter passphrase for RSA key 'mosquito 11-Ott-2k': email@example.com's password: Permission denied, please try again. firstname.lastname@example.org's password: If I use telnet (I enabled it only for this test) everything seems to work: Escape character is '^]'. Linux & C. - Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 karma karma login: bofh Password: You are required to change your password immediately (password aged) Changing password for bofh (current) UNIX password: This is what I can see from auth.log: Sep 22 10:23:04 karma sshd: password expired by aging for "bofh", continuing Sep 22 10:23:08 karma sshd: Accepted rsa for bofh from 22.214.171.124 port 33672 Sep 22 10:23:08 karma PAM_unix: expired password for user bofh (password aged) Sep 22 10:23:08 karma sshd: PAM rejected by account configuration: Authentication token is no longer valid; new one required. Sep 22 10:23:08 karma sshd: Faking authloop for illegal user bofh from 126.96.36.199 port 33672 Sep 22 10:23:14 karma sshd: Connection closed by 188.8.131.52 Sep 22 10:23:14 karma PAM_unix: (ssh) session closed for user bofh I tried doing the same thing on a woody system and it worked just fine. Is it a problem which affects only potato? What shall I do to fix it (except upgrading to woody...) ? -- Luca Gibelli (email@example.com || firstname.lastname@example.org) PGP Fingerprint: EC7C D6D2 D754 89F8 BDE8 8924 6341 3B07 C2F3 9102 PGP Key Available on: Key Servers || http://gibelli.oltrelinux.com/gibelli.asc BOFH excuse 179: The lines are all busy (busied out, that is -- why let them in to begin with?).
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