Strange behaviour w/ Solaris9 + pam_ldap + openssh 3.7.1p2

Rich Bishop rjb38 at
Wed Nov 26 02:55:31 EST 2003


I have a Solaris 9 system which is using Sun's pam_ldap to access user & 
group information in a Netscape 4.16DS. This was working fine until I 
upgraded ssh on the box. However, now I'm using 3.7.1p2 with pam support 
I have the following problem:

If a user (local or ldap)  enters the correct password everything works 
fine. Entering a wrong password results in the sshd process becoming 
unresponsive, until it eventually times out as set by LoginGraceTime in 
sshd_config. Normally, sshd should prompt for a password a number of 
times before closing the connection. Running sshd in debug mode under 
truss shows it going into a sleep state.

I've done some searching on this - I found 
on the sshd-devel list but there are no follow ups as yet. I've been in
touch with the original poster, but he hasn't resolved the problem. I'd
be happy to provide any debugging information that would be useful in
diagnosing the problem.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.



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