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Vishu
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sudo: pam_authenticate: Conversation failure

Hi Masters,

I have an HP 9000/892 box with 11.00 installed in it. I am getting frequent errors in the syslog, which states as follows :-

sudo: patrol : pam_authenticate: Conversation failure ; TTY=unknown ; PWD=/usr/localcw/opt/patrol ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/opt/perf/bin/mwa stop

Can anyone put some lights on it..what is it about.

Thanks
Vishu
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Vishu
Trusted Contributor

Re: sudo: pam_authenticate: Conversation failure

Hi Guys,

Really need your help on this as i am getting frequent alerts for this in syslog. Quick help will be really appreciated.
smatador
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Re: sudo: pam_authenticate: Conversation failure

Hi,

Reading this issue, for me it sound like a authentification error when you do sudo patrol to root to do a command.
So, it is just a suggestion but perhaps you could update sudo. I don't know which version of sudo you have. Perhaps a new one patch some issue like pam_authenticate.
Second suggestion, is to look at pam/login patch. For me if you have a good sudoers file, you should not have this error.

Hope it helps
smatador
Honored Contributor

Re: sudo: pam_authenticate: Conversation failure

In this thread, i have attach a depot sudo for 11.00.
http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1330811
Hope it helps