PAM authentication failure?

Stephen L Arnold arnold.steve at
Tue Aug 18 16:40:07 GMT 1998


Can anybody explain why /var/log/messages is filled with the 

Aug 18 09:37:53 rama PAM_pwdb[28483]: 1 authentication failure; 
(uid=0) -> arnold for samba service

Aug 18 09:38:25 rama PAM_pwdb[28494]: (login) session opened for 
user arnold by arnold(uid=0)

The first one happens every time I browse to rama from win95 
Explorer; the second one is from a telnet login (obviously, I'm 
concerned about the former, but not the latter).

Thanks in advance, Steve Arnold

Stephen L. Arnold                        Senior Systems Engineer
ENSCO Inc.                        email:  arnold.steve at
P.O. Box 5488                         www:
Vandenberg AFB, CA  93437             voice: 805.734.8232 x68838
                                               fax: 805.734.4779
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