[Novalug] Unable to change roots password
nick at hackermonkey.com
Fri Jun 20 09:04:31 EDT 2008
Answering various questions in one email, Thanks everyone for the help
Nothing in logs. messages, secure, nothing in dmsg. No errors/hints in
any log I can find.
No centralized ldap auth server, its a stand alone box. I can run passwd
on anyone as themselves, or root can change other users passwords just
not its own
I checked pam.d and they look the same across all servers. We
investigated centralized auth at one point but I don't think it ever got
beyond the talking stages.
At last resort I am tempted to just cut the encrypted new PW from
another server and paste it into /etc/shadow. It just doesnt seem right
that it wont work correctly.....
Nick Danger wrote:
> I can connect to this server, and I can su to root (CentOS box) but
> oddly I cannot change roots password.
> [root at host ~]# passwd
> Changing password for user root.
> New UNIX password:
> Retype new UNIX password:
> passwd: Authentication failure
> [root at host ~]#
> Anyone ever seen that before?
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