Description of Problem:
The arcitecture is the following: I have a Windows 2000 server that I connect
to using terminal services, and I tried to SSH to the Linux box from there
using PuTTY. I wait rather long to get password prompt after entering the
username (root), but the password is not accepted. Furthermore the password is
no longer accepted even if I try to log from the console. I first suspected an
intrusion and change of the password, but I finaly got to the cause of the
problem (and you might guess that this was pretty difficult to debug).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Windows 2000 Server w/SP2
Remote Desktop Connection (version from XP)
Each time in my current setup (I haven't tested it too much, though, since this
requires the reset of the server, which is in production)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to W2k using terminal service (admin mode)
2. Use PuTTY to connect to RedHat 7.2 computer
3. Enter username root
4. Wait for password prompt, then enter password
Login denied for that session, login denied for all other sessions, including
direct console login
After more than two years since reporting the bug I don't remember
anymore either the solution I've found, or the actual causes of the
bug. Consider the bug closed.
Ok, I'll close the bug, anyway thanks for the report.