[CentOS] SSH suddenly started failing :(
heinlein at madboa.com
Thu Jun 7 18:35:48 UTC 2007
On Thu, 7 Jun 2007, John Lagrue wrote:
> Cameron Showalter wrote:
>> John Lagrue wrote:
>> > All of a sudden I can no longer ssh into my server running CentOS 4.5
>> > This is what happens:
>> > [john at lt-131-jdl-f7 ~]$ ssh -Y -p 2222 192.168.0.1
>> > john at 192.168.0.1's password:
>> > Connection to 192.168.0.1 closed by remote host.
>> > Connection to 192.168.0.1 closed.
>> > And yes, the account does exist and the password is correct!
>> > Looking at the logs, I see this:
>> > Jun 7 18:51:37 moray1 sshd(pam_unix): authentication failure;
>> > logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=NODEVssh ruser= rhost=192.168.0.209 user=john
>> > Jun 7 18:51:46 moray1 sshd: Accepted password for john from
>> > : : ffff:192.168.0.209 port 57755 ssh2
>> > Jun 7 18:51:46 moray1 sshd(pam_unix): session opened for user
>> > john by (uid=500)
>> > Jun 7 18:51:46 moray1 pam_loginuid: set_loginuid failed
>> > opening loginuid Jun 7 18:51:46 moray1 pam_loginuid:
>> > set_loginuid failed
>> > Does any of this make sense?
>> > I've tried it on three different clients and get the same thing every
>> > time.
>> > JDL
>> > Jun 7 18:51:46 moray1 sshd: fatal: PAM session setup
>> > failed: Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session
This last entry smells to me like it might be a disk-full error. Even
if df reports lots of space free, it might be worth using lsof to see
whether there are file descriptors open to large (but seemingly
Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/
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