Re: only root allowed login ...
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Also check out the permissions of the directories above the users home directories. E.g., "ls -ld /", "ls -ld /home/". Run "last" and if the logins apear there, also check the content of the /etc/profile and ~account-that-cannot login/.profile. On 12 June 2011 02:07, Gerardo Juarez-Mondragon <gerardojm1957@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > FTP and smtp do not require a full shell. Telnet does. The main > difference between an ftp-only or mail-only user and a full system > user is that the latter has a shell defined in its corresponding line > in /etc/passwd. The others would have something like /sbin/nologin. > > If you can log in to ftp and transfer files back and forth, but not > login with a shell, my guess is the user's directory is not > accessible. This could be due to a number of things: > > - the user's directory has been erased, or was changed in > /etc/passwd. It could also have changed ownership (root can do that > and it is not difficult to have it happen accidentally). > > - the shell field in /etc/passwd may have been erased or changed for > that user, so the account is ftp-only. > > Other variants that escape me now could be the cause, but the > fundamental issue seems to be the impossibility to create a shell and > assign a working directory to the account. > > Gerardo Juarez > > > On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 12:42 AM, Markus Koßmann <mkossmann_ml1@xxxxxx> wrote: > > Am Samstag, 11. Juni 2011 schrieb terry white: > >> ... ciao: > >> > >> all of a sudden, i am only able to login as root. this is not > >> something i was trying to accomplish, and at a loss in figuring out > >> how i did. anyway. > >> > >> as a given, login as a valid user, with correct password, terminated > >> immediately, with a new login prompt. invalid login attempts iterate > >> until a new session initiated. > >> > >> ftp, and smtp allowed, telnet fails. > >> > >> i'm not seeing anything mentioned in the logs with regard to failed > >> normal user login. i'm at a loss as to where i might start looking. > >> > >> any thoughts, suggestion would be much appreciated ... > > hard disk full ? > > > > -- > > To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-admin" in > > the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > > More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html > > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-admin" in > the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html -- "Life on Earth may be expensive, but it comes with a free ride around the Sun." -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-admin" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html