Bug 87894 - gdm and kdm login problem with NIS remotely in xdmcp
Summary: gdm and kdm login problem with NIS remotely in xdmcp
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-03 16:14 UTC by Vincent Fortier
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:04 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-11-16 17:05:58 UTC

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Description Vincent Fortier 2003-04-03 16:14:51 UTC
Description of problem:
I've configured XFree to allow remote login from old HP Envizex II x terminals.
 I've used http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/XDMCP-HOWTO/procedure.html to configure my
Xserver.  Almost everything is working:
On the console (run-lvl 5):
- I can log in has root or any NIS user
- I can do su - (from root to any nis user)

On a X terminal station connected to my X server:
- I can log in has root ONLY
- I can't log in has any NIS user.. here is the actual error message from
messages:Apr  1 16:22:57 rh-test gdm(pam_unix)[6882]: session opened for user
fortierv by (uid=0)
messages:Apr  1 16:22:57 rh-test automount[852]: attempting to mount entry
messages:Apr  1 16:22:57 rh-test gdm(pam_unix)[6882]: session closed for user
and the error message from Xfree86 log file (i've masked my IP):
XFree86.0.log:AUDIT: Tue Apr  1 16:40:43 2003: 7499 X: client 6 rejected from IP
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd port 38536

note:  My /home/* directories are automounted.. and always worked properly
directly on the console or by invoking su command.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
I've configured my X server to allow remote connections with
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/XDMCP-HOWTO/procedure.html on a 7.2 server and a 7.3
server and had the same problem on both.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure the X server with
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/XDMCP-HOWTO/procedure.html manual
2. Boot your envizex x terminal and log on your server with a nis user name
Actual results:

Expected results:
will allow root login
won't allow login from nis user

Additional info:
I've tried to log in with different type of old hp envizex machines (700rx,
envizex II, etc.) and all did the same on both my 7.2 and 7.3 redhat servers.

Theses 2 server where installed with dell "installer" (they are 2450 and 2550
servers).  The symptom was the same with either a fresh 7.2 or 7.3 install or an
updated one with up2date (rhn network) (up2date done this week..).


Comment 1 Vincent Fortier 2003-04-16 18:52:39 UTC
I've made a few tries by changing the value of /etc/sysconfig/desktop
DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE" to use KDE 3 (on linux 7.3) instead of gdm and I'm having
exactly the same problem by being unaccepted by pam.d

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2004-11-16 17:05:58 UTC
It doesn't seem to me to be a PAM bug. Could you retest with latest
Fedora Core and reopen if still there?

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