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Re: [suse-security] su to root
  • From: Florian Kirchmeir <kflorian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2001 15:34:31 +0200
  • Message-id: <3AC87FE7.1AD6CEC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi list!

Thomas Hartmann wrote:

> Only if I run a xterm-client and use the su command, su reports
> incorrect password?
> If I make an ssh localhost in my xterm-client an start su, it works?
> Why?

Have you got any control characters in your password?
I've seen that on NCD X-Terminals, that wouldn't accept any double quotes (or
was it $?) in any password. Got them square somehow. Only solution was to
change the password from another terminal to one that didn't contain that
character.

Greetz,
Florian Kirchmeir



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