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Old 03-08-2011, 04:49 AM   #1
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PAM (system-auth) illegal module type: ccount

nternal system mail revealed an error. Part of the mail is the below:

Feb 25 00:00:01 mbdba crond[1025]: PAM (system-auth) illegal module type: ccount
Feb 25 00:00:01 mbdba crond[1027]: PAM (system-auth) illegal module type: ccount
Feb 25 00:01:01 mbdba crond[1122]: PAM (system-auth) illegal module type: ccount
Feb 25 00:02:01 mbdba crond[1152]: PAM (system-auth) illegal module type: ccount
Feb 25 00:04:01 mbdba crond[1275]: PAM (system-auth) illegal module type: ccount
Feb 25 00:06:01 mbdba crond[1397]: PAM (system-auth) illegal module type: ccount

i have check /etc/pam.d/system-auth for the "ccount" entry, but it does not exist. "ccount" existed before in /etc/pam.d/system-auth but i managed to change it back to "account." i have grepd for the "ccount" string in all files under /etc/pam.d and i was not able to find it.

it seems that the system-auth is not able to take the now "account" string insted of "ccount" altough i have restarted crond

here is my system-auth file on the affected server:

auth required /lib/security/$ISA/
auth required /lib/security/$ISA/ onerr=fail no_magic_root
auth sufficient /lib/security/$ISA/ likeauth nullok
auth required /lib/security/$ISA/

account required /lib/security/$ISA/
account required /lib/security/$ISA/ per_user deny=5 no_magic_root reset
account sufficient /lib/security/$ISA/ uid < 100 quiet
account required /lib/security/$ISA/

password requisite /lib/security/$ISA/ retry=3 minlen=8 lcredit=-1 ucredit=-1 dcredit=-1 ocredit=-1
password sufficient /lib/security/$ISA/ nullok use_authtok md5 shadow remember=15
password required /lib/security/$ISA/

session required /lib/security/$ISA/
session required /lib/security/$ISA/

Please help
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Could you try restarting crond ? ... it shouldn't need to but I can't think of anything else
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already did

i have restarted crond but it didn't solve the issue
Old 03-09-2011, 07:23 AM   #4
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Is there any chroot and you have another copy of PAM anywhere?


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