Re: ppp refusing connections due to pam
On Fri, 1 Oct 1999, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 10:42:54PM +0800, Lindsay Allen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I used apt yesterday to upgrade some packages including some libpam
> > packages and now an incoming ppp connection fails with entries like this
> > in the log:
> > Oct 1 21:17:08 elm PAM_unix: check pass; user unknown
> > Oct 1 21:17:08 elm PAM_unix: authentication failure; LOGIN(uid=0)
> > -> CONNECT 57600 for login service
> > Oct 1 21:17:10 elm login: FAILED LOGIN 1 FROM FOR CONNECT 57600,
> > Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info.
> > Connections worked yesterday morning. I use mgetty with this line:
> > /AutoPPP/ - au_ppp /usr/sbin/pppd debug
> Where are your ppp users coming from (NIS, /etc/passwd)? It seems that it
> cannot find the user that is logging in.
You are quite correct - as usual. It turns out that my caller simply got
her name or password wrong. Ahem! It would happen on the first call when
I saw "UNIX_pam" in the logs. Sorry to bother you over this.
While I'm here I take the opportunity of thanking you for your efforts in
the Debian project.
Lindsay Allen <email@example.com> Perth, Western Australia
voice +61 8 9316 2486 32.0125S 115.8445E Debian Linux