Re: secuirty bug with /etc/login.access

From: Dag-Erling Smørgrav (
Date: 02/19/04

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    Sven Pfeifer <> writes:
    > this looks like, you have configured
    > PasswordAuthentication yes
    > and
    > Protocol 2,1
    > in your servers /etc/ssh/sshd_config. So your client is trying to
    > authenticate to the _local_ id-File. If this is failing (3 times) then
    > it tries the PasswordAuthentication at the _remote_ maschine.

    Uh, no. There is never any attempt by the client to authenticate the
    user against the client machine's password database. All four prompts
    are issued by the remote machine. The first three are from PAM, the
    fourth is OpenSSH's built-in password authentication which apparently
    does not respect login.access. The solution is to disable password
    authentication in /etc/ssh/sshd_config; this should be the default now
    that PAM works.


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