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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:16:05 -0800
From:      "Daniel Howard" <dannyman@toldme.com>
To:        "Kurt Bigler" <kkb@breathsense.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: vipw and bash login shell
Message-ID:  <2a5241e00901161116y112aba2em55897d75d2e73cf4@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <C5957443.18C7AB%kkb@breathsense.com>
References:  <C5957443.18C7AB%kkb@breathsense.com>

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On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:16 PM, Kurt Bigler <kkb@breathsense.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 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.


Kurt,

What happens if you change the shell via chsh?  What happens if you attempt
to set a different shell, like /bin/tcsh?  Do you get the same result when
you "log in" from within the shell using "login" or "su"?  What does the
user's login line look like in /etc/master.passwd after either vipw or
webmin?  Are you certain you aren't doing something silly with your editor
like a line wrap or DOS newlines?

If you want to debug, you can try doing ssh -v and / or sshd -d.

Good luck!

Sincerely,
-daniel

-- 
http://dannyman.toldme.com



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