[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#443322: login: immediate 'Login incorrect' after unknown user name

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sun Aug 24 05:30:59 UTC 2008

I just upgraded one of my sid machines that had a modified /etc/pam.d/login,
and was quite surprised to see the conffile prompt from this change,
specifically because of the use of pam_faildelay.

Did you consider doing this instead for pam_securetty?:

auth	[success=ok user_unknown=ignore default=die] pam_securetty.so

Not sure if that should be considered any better, but it avoids needing to
add another module to the stack.  (One which isn't very well documented, if
I do say so myself!)

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