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non-root user login fails in Tru64

Saravanan_6
Advisor

non-root user login fails in Tru64

Hi ,

Non-root user (telnet)login fails in Tru64. I gave different combination passwds to the non-root user and tried it... (without passwd too). but telne to that host fails.

enhanced security is also offline..verified thru sysman.

can u pls pass tricks to rectify this..

~Saravanan



8 REPLIES
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: non-root user login fails in Tru64

Hi,

Can you be a bit more specific...?

You first say the login fails, which implies the user got an error message... what was it ?

But you then say telnet to the host fails, which potentially means the user didn't even get the login prompt ...

Cheers,

Rob
Saravanan_6
Advisor

Re: non-root user login fails in Tru64

Thanks Rob.

It is promping for username/password. Then the telnet login window vanishes without throwing any error messages.

~Saravanan
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: non-root user login fails in Tru64

Hi,

OK. Is there anything obvious in the authentication logs ?

/var/adm/syslog.dated/current/auth.log

Cheers,

Rob
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: non-root user login fails in Tru64

The problem could be that the telnet window does not display the error message. This is common.

Try logging as root and from the command line logon as a different user:

telnet localhost

You will be able to see the error message. The error could be something as "account is disabled". If the error is like that use:

usermod -x administrative_lock_applied=0 username
usermod -x grace_limit=1 username
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: non-root user login fails in Tru64

Hi
Can you check if /etc/nologin file is there may be you can remove it and non-root user would work.
hope this help.
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
Saravanan_6
Advisor

Re: non-root user login fails in Tru64

Hi all,

Thanks for your responses. Please find the below error log.

#telnet localhost
...
...
login: sarav
Password:
Too many users logged on already.
Try again later.
Connection closed by foreign host.
#

Note : No non-root users except one root user is logged in.

I cant get any useful info from /var/adm/syslog.dated/current/auth.log.

Regards
Saravanan

Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: non-root user login fails in Tru64

I think this could be due license expiry. If the error is "Too many users already logged in", then you can be pretty sure that it is indeed the reason.
Saravanan_6
Advisor

Re: non-root user login fails in Tru64

Yes it happened due to license issues. now it is solved.. Thank you all..

~Saravanan