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I'm using safeword authentication on Solaris, but the authetication via Tectia server is failing. It seems the pam_safeword busyloops, and that is the cause for the authentication failure. But e.g. via telnet I'm able to authenticate without issues.

Is this a known compatibility issue? Is there a fix for this?

asked Jan 11 '11 at 13:48

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On Solaris 9 and/or Solaris 10 platforms, it seems that pam_safeword busyloops when using its default protocol EASSP2. However, when using EASSP1 protocol, we have discovered that it does not busyloop anymore.

pam_safeword does NOT busyloop if EASSP1 protocol is used.

An example of the lines that should be added to the pam_safewod.cfg to use the EASSP1 protocal is below:

02 Authen. Server (host weight connects port): 0 0 5030 55 Eassp Version: 101

and authentication will work on Solaris 9 and Solaris 10.


answered Jan 11 '11 at 13:50

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