[sudo-users] FW: Bizarre sudo behavior - password authentication

Wood, Mike Mike.Wood at kci1.com
Tue Aug 26 11:20:16 EDT 2008

I don't have an /etc/pam.d/sudo file.

I've never used pam, so I have no idea what SHOULD be in the file.

-----Original Message-----
From: Todd C. Miller [mailto:Todd.Miller at courtesan.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 9:07 AM
To: Wood, Mike
Cc: sudo-users at sudo.ws
Subject: Re: [sudo-users] Bizarre sudo behavior - password authentication

In message <0D2B277DB445634E85FFD372FE7B17562DA834C81E at AMWPVEX01.kci.com>
        so spake "Wood, Mike" (Mike.Wood):

> We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
> Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:
>     #1) Respect the privacy of others.
>     #2) Think before you type.
>     #3) With great power comes great responsibility.
> Sorry, try again.
> Sorry, try again.
> Sorry, try again.
> sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts

This is almost certainly a PAM configuration problem.
Check your /etc/pam.d/sudo file.

 - todd
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