3.7.1p2: HP-UX 11.00 & NIS+ problems

swhatley at hal-pc.org swhatley at hal-pc.org
Wed Oct 15 03:02:05 EST 2003

Hi all,

When we installed OpenSSH 3.7.1p2, we could no longer ssh into the root
account.  The following message would appear in the syslog.log:

Oct  8 19:20:38 myhost sshd[22179]: User root not allowed because account is

We use NIS+ under HP-UX 11.00.  We have very recently changed the root
password.  To change the root password under NIS+ we do the following:

# passed
# chkey -p
# keylogin -r

The last command generates a /etc/.rootkey file.  Doing the command
'/usr/lbin/getprpw root' says the account is *not* locked.

We did not have any problems using ssh to login as root with OpenSSH 3.7.1p1.
 Is this a bug or am I missing something?

Any info will be appreciated.

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