Password authentication problems
jartit at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 22 01:16:09 EST 2000
I'm having a problem getting OpenSSH to correctly authenticate passwords.
I'm doing authentication against a shadow file (/etc/shadow) because I don't
have PAM installed.
I'm using Slackware 7.0, OpenSSH 1.2.3, OpenSSL 0.95a, and glibc with the
Here is the funny thing about it though. I edited the file that has the code
for authenication (auth-password.c I think, I'm not sure since I'm in
Windows at the moment). I added code to display both the password from the
client and then the crypted password from the client.
The unencrypted password is correct, so the server is getting the right
password. But after it performs a crypt() on it, it gets the WRONG hash! The
hash isn't the same as what is in the shadow file, and so the authentication
Now I'm not sure what to do from there. This has happened on 3 different
machines, all running slack 7. Any ides where to go from here?
If you need more info (like the debug output from the server), I'd be happy
to provide it.
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