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evlich
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:11 am    Post subject: Gentoo Stopped Checking Paswords Reply with quote

Hi --

I just noticed that Gentoo seems to have stopped checking my passwords altogether. I typed in the wrong password at the kdm login prompt and it let me in and doing 'sudo su -' on the terminal and then just pressing [enter] gets me root access (even though I have a password set for root). I didn't think that I changed anything that would do this. Does anyone know what would cause this? I'd like to remedy it asap.

Thank you very much.
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Ant P.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you using PAM? That bypasses the traditional password system entirely and it may be misconfigured.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I am using PAM. What is a good place to figure out what the settings should be? I don't remember ever changing any of the files in /etc/pam.d/
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