access with authentication

Bill Tangren bjt at
Mon Apr 4 17:20:33 UTC 2005

Jeffrey M.Vinocur wrote:
> On Apr 1, 2005, at 4:36 PM, Bill Tangren wrote:
>>auth inside {
>>           auth: "ckpasswd -u my -p mypassword"
> I continue to be intrigued by all of your examples.  I don't know what 
> to make of this last one; I've never thought of using ckpasswd -u/-p 
> from inside readers.conf before!
> I'm still hopeful that if you run tests from a shell prompt with 
> `ckpasswd -u my -p mypassword` (with and without -s, I suppose), you'll 
> get an error that we can make some sense of.

I su'ed to news then did this:

-sh-3.00$ /news/bin/auth/passwd/ckpasswd -s -u bjt -p realpassword
ckpasswd: invalid password for user bjt

Naturally I used the actual password. On the next line, I did:

-sh-3.00$ su - bjt

I entered the same password, and it worked.

Then, without the -s

-sh-3.00$ /news/bin/auth/passwd/ckpasswd -u bjt -p cli0thie
ckpasswd: pam_authenticate failed: Authentication failure

Bill Tangren

p.s. Jeffery, sorry about posting back channel. I keep forgetting that I 
can't just hit the reply button for this list. The Reply-To feature was 
never set to inn-workers.

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