Subject: ssh and a missing shell (is there a fallback shell?)
To: None <>
From: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/09/2005 11:20:07
I was recompiling some things in pkgsrc and my shell, tcsh, was missing.
Trying to use ssh gave me an odd prompt, just:

What I expected was to see:
Enter passphrase for key ...

Or even:
htodd@machine's password:

I had the default pam configuration.

None of my passwords worked (or did work, but were refused because I had
no shell, I don't know.)

I figured out what was wrong after trying to log in at the console and
getting an error message there.

Is this the proper behavior?

Hisashi T Fujinaka -
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