Bug 2565 - passwd/pam authentication not working
passwd/pam authentication not working
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ppp (Show other bugs)
5.2
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-05-05 06:40 EDT by Ion Badulescu
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-19 19:31:16 EDT
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Description Ion Badulescu 1999-05-05 06:40:41 EDT
Keyword "login" is supposed to enable passwd authentication
(and, by looking at the code, pam authentication as well).
However, it can't work unless the user has already been
authenticated against pap-secrets, which of course defeats
the whole purpose.

While we're on the subject, it's also worth mentioning that
pam code is not called at all unless "login" is used.
Arguably at least the pam session management should be done
regardless of the type of authentication used.

BTW, the first part applies to the pppd in RH 6.0 as well.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-28 15:31:59 EDT
This might be fixed by the version of ppp in RawHide, want to check?
If so, get ppp-2.3.9-1; you should be able to install it on a
Red Hat Linux 6.0 system without problems.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-09-19 19:31:59 EDT
I'll assume that the new pppd fixes; if not, pleast reopen.

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