Solaris 8 password inactivity with openssh

Iain Morgan imorgan at
Thu Nov 10 03:24:05 EST 2005

On Wed Nov  9 06:48:07 2005, Barnett, Bob wrote:
> All,
> We have recently updated our password aging to include setting inactivity days. We are running ossh 4.1p1 in a Solaris 8 environment. It appears that ossh isn't picking up on inactivity. Accounts that have been inactive still prompt to change passwords - if you telnet the same servers you get kicked out immediately. On the Solaris 9 servers running SUN's ssh the inactive accounts are being locked. Any ideas?

As I recall, support for the inactive field in OpenSSH's password aging was
deliberately excluded due to inconsistent handling of that field on various

There is a comment in auth-shadow.c indicating that this is a TODO itme.

Iain Morgan

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