New password echoes on Sol8

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Sat Oct 27 06:44:25 EST 2001

PAM is using the "conversation" function passed to it by OpenSSH.

That "conversation" function must be using read_passphrase().


On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 03:31:42PM -0500, mouring at wrote:
> It is used (from what I can gleam from the code) to pick up the new
> passwords when in a PAM 'expired' password state.  It is used indirectly
> by the call to read_passphrase().
> Why PAM does not do this on it's own is confusing to me.
> - Ben
> On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Markus Friedl wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 04:12:35PM -0400, Ed Phillips wrote:
> > > I tried replacing readpassphrase() for v2.9.9p2 on Sol8 with a different
> > > version that just calls getpassphrase().  It appears to solve the echo
> > > problem when the user tries to login in interactive mode and needs to
> > > change their password.
> >
> > sorry, perhaps i'm missing something, but how is openssh's
> > readpassphrase() related to password changeing?
> >

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