Bug 21467 - /etc/security/access.conf error in example
/etc/security/access.conf error in example
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2000-11-29 01:41 EST by Mike McHenry
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-29 10:22:28 EST
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Description Mike McHenry 2000-11-29 01:41:15 EST
The example line in /etc/security/access.conf that disallows console 
access for any users except those in the wheel or root group does not work 
as is.

#-:ALL EXCEPT wheel shutdown sync:console

should instead be

#-:ALL EXCEPT wheel shutdown sync:LOCAL

Minor bug and it won't affect anyone unless they try to follow the example 
in which case things won't work as is. A comment in access.conf stating 
that the following line needs to be added to /etc/pam.d/login might be 
nice as well.

# If you want to use access.conf make sure to add the following line
# to /etc/pam.d/login
# account   required   /lib/security/pam_access.so

Also a comment in /etc/security/limits.conf to the same effect would be 

# If you want to use limits.conf make sure to add the following line
# to /etc/pam.d/login (and telnet and sshd if you use those services)
# session   required   /lib/security/pam_limits.so
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-11-29 10:42:50 EST
The example will be fixed in the upcoming errata.  The comments won't be added,
though, because we may start using pam_access for networked services by default
in the next release, and pam_limits is already used.  Thanks!

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