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RE: checking passwords

Chris Fowler ChrisF@computone.com
Tue, 1 May 2001 12:23:01 -0700 (PDT)

Title: RE: checking passwords

Actually I'm working on library functions that will manipulate the conserver.passwd file so that you
no longer have to use vi to add users. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Ernie Oporto [mailto:Ernie.Oporto@viragelogic.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 12:32 PM
To: Conserver-Users
Subject: checking passwords

I have a Red Hat 7.1 machine that seems like it is not really reading the
conserver.passwd file to check users.  I have placed my username and hash in
that passwd file, which works on my machine running conserver, but not on my
colleague's machine, set up just the same way.  It seems to bring out that
conserver is not checking the passwd file for fake usernames, since I have
no user named cheeseblintzes. =)

[root@racoon /root]# console -l eoporto pumpkin
Enter eoporto's password:
console: pumpkin: Sorry.
[root@racoon /root]# console -l cheeseblintzes host
console: console: server host not found
[root@racoon /root]# console -l cheeseblintzes pumpkin
Enter cheeseblintzes's password:
console: pumpkin: Sorry.

The log file claims it is a bad password...
tail /var/log/conserver.log
conserver: pumpkin: tamale@: bad passwd
conserver: pumpkin: someone@: bad passwd
conserver: pumpkin: cheeseblintzes@: bad passwd
conserver: pumpkin: eoporto@: bad passwd

...yet that is the hash from my /etc/shadow file.

Is there any way for conserve to set the initial password instead of doing
the cut and paste?

Ernest A. Oporto, Systems Administrator
Virage Logic Corporation
Perryville Corporate Park, Bldg 3, Clinton, NJ 08809
Phone:(908)735-1932   Fax:(908)735-1999