Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462903
nx user account is disabled on install
Last modified: 2009-07-31 13:37:28 EDT
Description of problem:
The 'nx' user account used by FreeNX is locked by default on install and must be unlocked and have a password set before any clients can connect.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install nx and freenx via yum
2. Try to connect using a nx-client or local ssh-client
Connection is successful
On a fresh install of nx and freenx, connection attempts produce the following is /var/log/secure
Sep 19 16:12:13 localhost sshd: Server listening on 0.0.0.0 port 22.
Sep 19 16:12:13 localhost sshd: Server listening on :: port 22.
Sep 19 16:12:20 localhost sshd: User nx not allowed because account is locked
Sep 19 16:12:20 localhost sshd: input_userauth_request: invalid user nx
Sep 19 16:12:24 localhost sshd: Failed none for invalid user nx from 127.0.0.1 port 49807 ssh2
Sep 19 16:12:25 localhost sshd: Connection closed by 127.0.0.1
Setting a password on the 'nx' account and unlocking it allows connections as expected.
SELinux must also be set to Permissive because of bug 379581.
Setting a password is not necessary as per https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=475940#c3 . I did have SELinux set to permissive so everything worked "out of the box" for me (other than copying keys).
This may be the same as Bug 379581 -- try disabling SELinux on the server.
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