Problem with Sol8 and LDAP

Ed Phillips ed at UDel.Edu
Tue Feb 19 01:31:41 EST 2002

On Mon, 18 Feb 2002, Roberto Bertucci wrote:

> Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 10:39:29 +0100
> From: Roberto Bertucci <roberto.bertucci at>
> To: openssh-unix-dev at
> Subject: Problem with Sol8 and LDAP
> Hi, i am experiencing a problem with ssh 3.0.2.p1 running on Solaris 2.8.

What patches do you have installed for Sol8?  Did you install all of the
recommended patches along with relevent LDAP/PAM patches?  What does your
/etc/nsswitch.conf look like?  What does /etc/pam.conf look like?

> Everything works fine with local users (i.e. with local passwd and shadow
> entries). With LDAP authenticated users, i obtain:
> treno at tao[!] -> ssh -v
> Segmentation Fault (core dumped)

We need a little more than "core dumped" to be able to solve the
problem... can you provide truss output?  Is "treno" user a that is logged
in via PAM+LDAP (there is an sshd process involved) or is this a user who
is on the console trying to ssh out of the system?

> The probem is the same with 2.x releases.

I've never seen the client dump core like this, even on a system that has
PAM configured to use LDAP.


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