access with authentication

Jeffrey M.Vinocur jeff at
Sat Apr 2 19:57:40 UTC 2005

On Apr 1, 2005, at 11:34 AM, Bill Tangren wrote:

> auth inside {
>          hosts: "localhost,"
>          auth: "ckpasswd -s"
> }
> Apr  1 11:30:46 summer2 nnrpd[22750]: (
> connect
> Apr  1 11:31:00 summer2 nnrpd[22750]: bad_hook
> program caught signal 15

I'm increasingly convinced that we have a bug in inter-process message 
passing that results in nnrpd failing to log errors from authenticators 
correctly.  I bet that you have some error (probably with permissions) 
that should be giving you a nice message, but isn't.

If you run `ckpasswd -s` manually (using the -u and -p flags to test 
out your username and password), you may get an actual error.  Make 
sure you test by running it as the news user, and not as root.

> Apr  1 11:31:00 summer2 innd: SERVER cant select Permission denied

I don't know what that line is -- but I don't think it's related to 
your authentication problem, so we'll set it aside for now.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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