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PAM rejecting valid username/passwd ???



It all started after rebooting to correct a scsi module problem ;<

My logon and email fetching has been working *without* incident for many
months.

Now, my user (mds) can no longer ssh into a remote debian system:

   # ssh -X deb.platinumaire.net
   mds@deb.platinumaire.net's password: 
   Permission denied, please try again.
   mds@deb.platinumaire.net's password: 
   Permission denied, please try again.
   mds@deb.platinumaire.net's password: 
   Permission denied (publickey,password,keyboard-interactive).

Fortunately, I have another logon that works.  I have logged on as
another user, su'd to mds, changed my password several times, tested it
while logged on -- each time, ssh logon fails:

   Oct 31 19:11:51 deb sshd[585]: Failed password for mds from 12.248.228.98 port 63393 ssh2
   Oct 31 19:12:04 deb last message repeated 2 times

Worse, I remotely gather email from that system via fetchmail, which is
also failing.  Fortunately (?) this, at least, gives me a clue:

   Oct 31 19:08:01 deb cron(pam_unix)[558]: session opened for user mail by (uid=0)
   Oct 31 19:08:02 deb cron(pam_unix)[558]: session closed for user mail
   Oct 31 19:08:09 deb popa3d(pam_unix)[576]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty= ruser= rhost=  user=mds
   Oct 31 19:10:56 deb popa3d(pam_unix)[582]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty= ruser= rhost=  user=mds

What do you think?

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Best Regards,

mds
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877.596.8237
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