This is a discussion on Why not to read environment before do_pwchange() ? - openssh ; Hi I use OpenSSH 3.8.1p1 on AIX 5.2 ML05. (compiled from source, not IBM's package). On one of my hosts users use it solely for password changes. Default user shell is /usr/bin/passwd. After one logs in, environment is set per ...
I use OpenSSH 3.8.1p1 on AIX 5.2 ML05. (compiled from source, not
IBM's package). On one of my hosts users use it solely for password
Default user shell is /usr/bin/passwd. After one logs in, environment
is set per user (/etc/security/environ, ~/.ssh/environment) LANG is
set to pl_PL
passwd is "aware" of the environment and system talks to user in
Polish. That's what I want.
Problem occurres when password expires. User is forced to change
password. From now on passwd talks in system's default $LANG, which
I've found the cause of such behavior in session.c
Function do_child() invokes do_pwchange() at the beginning, before
everything else. (4.0p1 session.c line 1445)
Environment is read later by do_setup_env() - when setting $SHELL
When /usr/bin/passwd is executed by do_pwchange() it doesn't know
environment and uses default from /etc/environment.
The solution is to read user environment before forcing password
Is this appropriate place for asking for a fix ?
PS. I know there's IBM's OpenSSH port with NLS patches.
Unfortunately it's old :|
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