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Bug 3650 - klock (KDE screen blanker/locker) not YP-compatible
Summary: klock (KDE screen blanker/locker) not YP-compatible
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-22 23:27 UTC by eric
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-23 16:59:57 UTC

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Description eric 1999-06-22 23:27:13 UTC
The KDE screen blanker/locker does not read authentication
information via NIS, meaning that on workstations like ours
(where all workstations are identical, NFS-mounting home
directories, DHCP'ing their IP addresses, and getting
authentication info via NIS) accidentally hitting the little
'lock' button on the KDE button bar really does lock it --
permenantly. (Well, control-alt-backspace logs the user out,
but that's no real answer).

Works fine for locally-authenticated users. The "real"
(unpatched) KDE should work fine for YP, since it uses the
getpwent in the libc library by default (which is
NIS-compatible). Problem with the PAM patches?

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-09-23 16:59:59 UTC
we have no problems using PAM locally here at Red Hat, and having PAM
authenticate against local files and NIS/YP.  Are you sure you haven't
misconfigured your PAM set up?

my passwd: line in nsswitch.conf is just a simple "files nisplus nis".

/etc/pam.d/kde contains:

auth       required     /lib/security/ shadow nullok
auth       required     /lib/security/
account    required     /lib/security/
password   required     /lib/security/
password   required     /lib/security/ shadow nullok
session    required     /lib/security/
session    optional    /lib/security/ debug

It is used to authenticate for kdm and the kde screensavers.

my /etc/pwdb.conf (the pam_pwdb module is used to authenticate) has
the following:

# This is the configuration file for the pwdb library




These are all the stock, shipped defaults.

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