PAM_AUTH_ERR messages

Sean seanlkml at
Sat Apr 30 23:03:36 EST 2005


There seems to be no way for PAM to inform a user why her ssh login
attempt is being denied.   Niether PAM_TEXT_INFO or PAM_ERROR_MSG
conversation messages are passed on to the user by sshd unless the login
is successful.   This is causing great frustration for us at several sites
where users can't figure out why their logins aren't working.

Would a patch be accepted to display such text even on login failure with
a couple second of delay afterward?  Or is there a way to already do this
that i'm just missing?


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