LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-06-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
daweefolk
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Distribution: debian
Posts: 86

Rep: Reputation: 15
sudo: no password prompt but 3 incorrect attempts?


I just installed sudo from source, added myself to sudoers, and restarted. if I try sudo'ing anything, the terminal outputs:
Sorry, try again.
Sorry, try again.
Sorry, try again.
sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts.
However, I'm never even given the chance to enter my password.
The line I added to sudoers is "daweefolk ALL=ALL".
What's wrong?
 
Old 11-06-2011, 09:04 PM   #2
AlucardZero
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: USA
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 4,824

Rep: Reputation: 614Reputation: 614Reputation: 614Reputation: 614Reputation: 614Reputation: 614
(1) The line needs to be
Code:
daweefolk     ALL=(ALL) ALL
If you didn't edit the file using the "visudo" command, shame on you; do that in the future. visudo would not have let you save the file with syntax errors

(2) If that doesn't fix it: not enough information. Inspect /var/log/auth*log or /var/log/secure or wherever your disto puts the auth log for errors.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 11-06-2011, 09:45 PM   #3
daweefolk
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Distribution: debian
Posts: 86

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
fixed the file, using visudo.
here's a snippet from /var/log/auth.log:
Code:
Nov  6 20:16:37 localhost sudo:   daweefolk : 3 incorrect password attempts ; TTY=tty1 ; PWD=/home/daweefolk ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/iwconfig
There are 12 occurances of this, just differing times.
What I'm confused about is the fact that I'm not even getting a password prompt.
Any other suggestions?

Last edited by daweefolk; 11-06-2011 at 09:48 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Limit sudo access - No Password Prompt idny Linux - Security 6 02-18-2011 09:49 PM
Sudo Password Incorrect benjam1nrk Linux - Newbie 9 04-22-2010 07:11 AM
Shell script sudo without password prompt under Darwin? lhouk Other *NIX 3 02-08-2008 11:16 AM
sudo without password prompt? ctroyp Linux - Newbie 7 09-12-2007 03:55 PM
Sudo authorizes me with incorrect password? jhermans Linux - Security 4 08-29-2004 09:15 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration