problems with openssh 3.7.1p2 on AIX 4.3.3

From: Alexander Peuchert (
Date: 12/10/03

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    I searched the mailinglists and googled for this problem, but had no luck. So I
    hope that someone here knows a solution.

    I have to change the sshd daemon on two AIX 4.3.3 machines from a
    version to openssh3.7.1p2. The openssh daemon runs fine and I can log in, but
    when I do a 'su' inside a openssh session I get an error. The error is below:

    $ su
    You entered an invalid login name or password.
    3004-501 Cannot su to "root" : Authentication is denied.

    I already had a look at the su account. It's neither expired nor looked. And if
    I reuse the daemon, the 'su' works.

    As me not being an AIX expert I'm quite stuck here...

    thanks for your help, Alexander

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