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Re: Unable to login except as root



Is this machine connected?

Did you compare the existing login application with the rpm database?

Did you compare it with what's in the .rpm on the installation CD?

Whenever there's a problem with login, one should be suspicious.

Regards
Gustav

David Talkington wrote:
> 
> Yes, I wouldn't ordinarily leave /home wide open; I had loosened it
> deliberately while beating on this (it's late, I was frustrated =).
> I was mad enough to go nuts with chmod -R 777 willy-nilly,
> too.  =)
> 
> Believe me, I'm sure file perms aren't my problem.  There's gotta be a
> lock file somewhere that's doing this, and I can't find it.  Nothing
> unusual in /var/lock, either, btw.
> 
> It's driving me batty.
> 
> --
> David Talkington
> Community Networking Initiative
> dtalk prairienet org
> 244-1962
> 
> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> 
> :At 02:48 AM 4/27/00 -0500, you wrote:
> :>
> :>RH6.0 dialup gateway server, all security updates.  Very strange
> :>issue, in which logins to all accounts except root fail with the
> :>following: "no directory /home/user".  Permissions are fine on all
> :>home directories.  Tried creating a new user, and that user got the
> :>same results.  Tried editing /etc/passwd to change the home dirs,
> :>nothing worked.  Only root can log in, and only to the console.  Do
> :>"su - user", to any user, shell tells me it's unable to run /bin/bash,
> :>permission denied.
> :>
> :>I found a reference to /etc/no_login in an old archived post, but
> :>there was no such file on my system.  Authentication clearly isn't the
> :>problem.  Syslog shows successful logins each time I try to log
> :>in.  But it appears that no user except root has any permissions
> :>anywhere on the system.
> :>
> :>All I've done recently is set up an .rhosts for a non-privileged user
> :>to connect from a single private IP, and use that account to copy some
> :>backups onto the problem machine to a subdirectory of the
> :>user's home.  What on earth got hosed?
> :>
> :Check the permissions on /home itself, as well as on /bin/bash.
> :
> :drwxr-xr-x   4 root     root         1024 Feb  1 09:39 home
> :
> :-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       373176 Apr  6  1999 /bin/bash
> :
> :
> :
> :
> 
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