Subject: Re: ssh and a missing shell (is there a fallback shell?)
To: Hisashi T Fujinaka <email@example.com>
From: matthew sporleder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/09/2005 15:06:52
I don't think a default fallback shell would be very secure. (unless
it was /bin/false)
On 6/9/05, Hisashi T Fujinaka <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
> BSEE(6/86) + BSChem(3/95) + BAEnglish(8/95) + MSCS(8/03) + $2.50 =3D latt=