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[RESOLVED:] Suddenly faced with password prompt while ssh'ing; two ip's assigned to adsl ppp0 iface?!?
From: John Doe <security.department () tele2 ch>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2006 09:12:57 +0100

John Doe am Donnerstag, 15. Dezember 2005 13.23:
Hello dear list members

yesterday I faced a strange phenomenon on my workstation, and I don't have
an explanation for it. 
[...]
Now what happened:
When the phenomenon occured, the root shell was already up for some time, I
started the tool and was faced with a "Password: ". I tried the command
(/usr/bin/ssh -p <nonstdport> -l <nonprivuser> <remoteserverip>) from
another non root shell: everything ok, as well as from another new su root
shell. The phenomenon disappeard when I exited the root shell, su'd again
and rerun the command.
[...]

The reason for the password prompt was (an is) the usage of 
su - (with hyphen). It does not show up with a su.

joe

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