Re: NIS su - joe su: Autentication service cannot retrieve authntication info. (Ignored)
On Sat, May 18, 2002 at 12:22:36PM +0200, Christian J?nsson wrote:
> On Sat, May 18, 2002 at 10:04:37AM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> > In article <20020518093711.GA7723@j-son.org>,
> > Christian Jönsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> > >behaviour:
> > >
> > >su - joe
> > >su: Authentication service cannt retrieve authentication info.
> > >(Ignored)
> > That sounds suspiciously much like a PAM message
> I see. You wouldn't say it was shadow passwd related?
> > >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
> Will do that then.
well, they're there...
> > 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
> hmm, how do I check whether I have pam_unix or not?
there's a pam_unix there...
trying to login via xdm, I get this log message:
May 18 15:09:39 May 18 15:21:33 sparky PAM_unix: authentication failure; (uid=0) -> Joe for xdm service
> I'm on a SPARC Woody system, might it be SPARC port releted?
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