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Bug 10283 - [EBUILD REQUEST] poppassd
Summary: [EBUILD REQUEST] poppassd
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Server (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Nick Hadaway
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-11-05 11:46 UTC by ajacoutot
Modified: 2004-01-29 08:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description ajacoutot 2002-11-05 11:46:45 UTC
I wanted to post an ebuild request for poppassd: 
POP Password Changer was adapted from poppassd, which talks to /bin/passwd 
over a pseudo-tty. This version uses PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) 
directly, so all of the pseudo-tty code has been removed. It was originally 
written to solve the problem of changing passwords in one repository, while 
keeping the same account locked in another. 
I'm usgin Gentoo more and more in server environnement, and this ebuild would 
be great... 
Thanks in advance.
Comment 1 Nick Hadaway 2003-02-18 14:20:34 UTC
net-mail/poppassd_pam has been added to portage.  Please test and let me know if it works properly for you!
Comment 2 Steve Pellegrin 2003-10-16 21:50:39 UTC
I am using poppassd_pam in conjunction with shadow and have found that poppassd
doesn't work.

If I connect to it via telnet, provide a valid user name, a bogus password
and a new password, poppassd reports that my password was changed. But it
was not. I would expect some kind of error associated with the bad password.

If I give it my real password, it behaves exactly the same: claims to have
changed my password, but does not.

I mentioned the fact that shadow was installed because I'm wondering if this
could account for the problem. Just a guess.

Thanks -- Steve
Comment 3 Marcus D. Hanwell (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-01-29 08:23:47 UTC
I have also been testing poppassd on my server, using telnet. The server is not changing any passwords, although it is reporting that it has. You can enter bogus user credentials and it still carries on - there is certainly something very wrong with the ebuild/server program as it is currently.

I also have shadow installed.