Steffen Weiberle wrote:
> For my test zones, I usually don't set a password via /etc/sysidcfg.
> Usually I don't configure ssh to allow root login, and the zones are
> configured with limited network services (secure by default), so I don't
> With build 105 (the one with Crossbow integrated), all of a sudden
> zlogin fails if the zone does not have a root password. The error is an
> incorrect password type of message.
> # zlogin master
> [Connected to zone 'master' pts/4]
> Login incorrect
> So does logging in on the console. The error messages for this on the
> console are:
> Jan 5 15:04:33 master login: pam_unix_account: zlogin: empty password
> not allowed for account root from local host
> Jan 5 15:04:33 master login: login account failure: Permission denied
> Is this intentional, or a side effect (especially for zlogin)? I looked
> for a flag day and did not find one. Not sure how long this has been
> happening. I don't remember it with 101[a]. If not intentional, I can
> file a bug.
It's intentional and present since build 104. See
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