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Date:      Thu, 15 Jan 2009 23:16:19 -0800
From:      Kurt Bigler <>
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Subject:   vipw and bash login shell
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When I used vipw to change the login shell to /usr/local/bin/bash (which is
listed in /etc/shells, and was built from ports), subsequent ssh login
attempts fail (password rejected).  If I change the shell back to /bin/sh or
/bin/csh then login works again.

If I instead use webmin Users and Groups to set the login shell to bash (or
any other shell), everything is fine.  There is a delay of quite a few
seconds for the webmin Save operation to complete, whereas after ZZ the vipw
completes without any perceptible delay.

This is with 7.0-RELEASE (Generic) on i386.  Ports were updated sometime
last week.

Any thoughts much appreciated.


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