OpenSSH-3.6.1p2 PAM Problems

Frank Cusack fcusack at
Tue May 13 06:55:42 EST 2003

On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 02:23:13PM -0600, listz at wrote:
> recently we upgraded a bunch of systems to OpenSSH-3.6.1p2. alot of our systems
> have automated logins for backups or systems checks with ssh-keys, but (i think)
> as a result of the Openwall/Solar Designer patch, pam_tally is incrementing off
> the scales. pam_tally is tallying failed logins for keyed-only accounts:
> attempts are made to authenticate those accounts via password authentication
> before using keys. i'm not a coder so i don't have a fix, but i don't think it
> should be that hard to fix. any ideas?

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