warning message even entring passwd corrctly in the first attempt.
- From: salini g <salini86@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:05:17 +0530
I'm using OpenSSH version 4.6p1 ans solaris10.
I noticed that all the login failures are counted in /etc/shadow file.
In my sshd_config file the entry empty passwd is set
Every time when i try to ssh to the server other than root user
before entering passwd the count in /etc/shadow file is incremented by
one (as shown below) .
$ cat /etc/shadow | grep test
Due to this after first successful ssh login also i'm geting the
warning message as below ( here i have entered correct passwd in the
first attemppt but still i got the warning message)
$ssh -l test wcars1q7
Warning: 1 failed login attempt since last successful login.
I believe the count is increamented even before entering the passwd
is due to the entry in sshd_config file is set "PermitEmptyPassword
yes". I disable the empty passwd entry ("PermitEmptyPasswords no") it
works fine as expected. But our server has to use
"PermitEmptyPasswords yes" for other users.
I wonder if there is any other way to avoid this issue other than
disabing emprty passwd entry in sshd_config file.
Thanks in advance,
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