[Spread-users] CVS server unavailable?

Daniel Rall dlr at finemaltcoding.com
Mon Oct 6 17:07:52 EDT 2003

Jonathan Stanton wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> It's been down because of our server switchover. There is still one 
> problem with it, but I reenabled it as it will now work for most people.
> The one catch is it only works if you are using a SSH DSA/RSA key and not 
> if you are using a simple password. Since I think you have a DSA key, just 
> try again and it should now work just as it always did. 

Confirmed that I can now `cvs update` over ssh on port 23.  Thanks!

> The problem appears to be that the Linux PAM system is quite unhappy
> running in a chroot environment and refuses to log any error messages
> explaining WHY it is failing -- just a very unhelpful "XXX failed to
> authenticate" even when I enable all of the debug options. If anyone has 
> gotten a Linux Redhat 8 PAM setup to work in a chroot environment and has 
> some suggestions, I'd be happy to hear from you.

My only comment is that I am much happier with RedHat 9 than 8.

Before diving into the source with gdb, I like trying strace, which may provide 
some insight into why the failures are occurring.

- Dan

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