On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 09:32:50AM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote: > RA Cohen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > I am sorry, here is an addendum to my previous post: > > > >>>Somehow Ubuntu was given root user > > permissions<< > > > > Actually, upon rereading my notes, Ubuntu was only given permissions of the > > user doing the login - not root - but we could login with any valid user > > apparently FreeBSD thought it was presented with a wildcard password. > > > > And I can also verify that FreeBSD clients are able to use the password map > > when x is used instead of * in the map to represent the password. So I can > > secure the system using the x but still cannot get Ubuntu clients to > > authenticate. > > Sounds like Ubuntu is using the wrong map, probably one where it's > getting a different and empty field where it expects to find a password.
The behavior with an asterisk instead of an X is pretty worrisome, however, and is not strictly Ubuntu's fault. Security of a server should not rely on the good will and competence of the client developers. -- CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ] Baltasar Gracian: "A wise man gets more from his enemies than a fool from his friends." _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"