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From: Florian Philipp <lists@××××××××××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Help! with a pam upgrade, lockout, etc.
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:28:15
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Help! with a pam upgrade, lockout, etc. by Jayson Smith
1 Jayson Smith schrieb:
2 > Hi,
3 >
4 > I'm running Gentoo. As part of an unrelated package upgrade, PAM got
5 > upgraded. Ever since, or sometime afterward, anything requiring a username
6 > and password fails. My POP3 server fails, I can't even log in as root! If I
7 > try to log in at the console, it takes the username, which can be a real
8 > or a non-existent user, and doesn't ask for a
9 > password, but instead waits three seconds or whatever, and tells me the
10 > login is incorrect. Thank Goodness, I do have exactly one console window
11 > logged in as Root, so I'm not totally locked out. I had upgraded PAM in the
12 > recent past. Could it be that I need a reboot? Only reason I don't do this
13 > is...
15 Maybe you need to update a configuration file. Did you run dispatch-conf
16 or etc-update after the emerge? I'd advice against using etc-update and
17 would use dispatch-conf, by the way. They both come with portage.
20 > My ISP blocks port 25, so I have to manually run a redirector program
21 > to forward another port to port 25 on my Linux system. I don't know how to
22 > get this to run automatically at startup, easily. And wouldn't you know it,
23 > I have a Mailman list going which I really don't need to have down, as it's
24 > pretty important. So, if I reboot and am still locked out, then I'm
25 > screwed.
27 You can put custom bash-scripts into /etc/local.start . They will
28 execute after the last "normal" init-script.


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