Re: Re: Incorrect password
<info <at> caladan.net>
2005-02-03 09:10:36 GMT
Ok, lets try a different approach...
Has anyone managed to get Neomail working on Fedora Core 3 and/or
with Perl version 5.8.5 ?
On 1 Feb 2005 at 14:28, info <at> caladan.net wrote:
> I guess I didn't explain properly...
> 1) /etc/shadow is specified correctly
> 2) checklogin.pl can read /etc/shadow just fine
> 3) suidperl is installed on the system
> 4) I have read the FAQ's and spent several hours trying to figure the
> problem out before attacking the mailing lists ;)
> I can run checkconfig.pl manually (ie: as a non-root user) and it
> reads and confirms the username/password, ie: if you manually type:
> #echo $?
> If the username/password are incorrect it return '1' instead of '0' So
> checkconfig.pl is working fine.
> The trouble is that Perl gets the return value '13' no matter what
> username/password is entered. I know this because I have added a
> couple of extra "writelog()" lines in neomail.pl so I can see the
> variables at various stages in the login() subroutine.
> -----8< snip
> >From FAQ Official of Neomail:
> Q. I got NeoMail installed OK, but I can"t login! No
> matter what I type I
> get the invalid password message. Also, my Apache
> error_log shows reads on
> a closed filehandle, <PASSWD> and a couple uses of
> undefined values as well.
> What gives?
> A. This means that, for some reason, NeoMail is having
> trouble opening the file
> you specified as your encrypted password file
> during setup.pl, or in the
> $passwdfile variable if you configured NeoMail
> The root of this problem could be one of several
> possibilities. First, and
> most commonly, is that people simply forget to
> specify /etc/shadow as the
> password file when using shadowed passwords. This
> generally happens on
> manual installs only, as setup.pl does some
> checking to make sure that
> there are encrypted passwords in whatever file it
> defaults to.
> The next possibility is that while the program
> knows where your passwords
> are stored, it cannot open the file to read them,
> because it has
> insufficient permissions. Checklogin.pl should
> generally run suid root,
> unless you choose a manual install and used a file
> that doesn"t require root
> permissions to be read for your encrypted
> If this isn"t the case, another likely possibility
> is that while you have
> the Perl interpreter on your system, you don"t have
> the additional wrapper
> program included in most Perl distributions,
> suidperl. This should
> generally exist in the same directory as perl does,
> and be setuid root.
> When perl opens a setuid script, it sees the setuid
> bit, and since most
> operating systems don"t allow scripts to run
> setuid, it calls the suidperl
> executable to run the script with root permissions.
> --- info <at> ca... escribió:
> > After installing Neomail on a Fedora Core 3 system
> > it seems to have a
> > problem checking users passwords returning the
> > error:
> > Sorry, the password you entered was incorrect!
> > Please go back and try again
> > After doing some digging, it looks like the
> > checklogin.pl program is
> > returning the value 13 no matter what
> > username/password combination
> > you enter.
> > Run checklogin.pl manually from the command line and
> > it works just
> > find, ie: "echo $?" returns "0" when correct
> > username/password
> > entered and "1" when incorrect details entered.
> > For some reason perl is always seeing the return
> > value as 13
> > Anyone any idea"s ?
> > Thanks,
> > Chris
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