# Linux PASSWD

1. Sep 29, 2005

### Omid

In a HOWTO page, I'm told to define a new user this way:
(I'm using Debian Sarge 3.1 Official)
1. Create new group ppp, for this you need to edit file /etc/group and add this line on the end of file:

ppp:x:1001:

2. Create new system user for dialin connection pppuser: Simple create new system user and when using shell command vipw change line of user pppuser to this:

3. Use Passwd command to change the password to whatever you want.

When I typed
passwd pppuser (return)
I got the following error:
passwd Authentication service cannot retrive authentication.

What's wrong?

I don't why but, when I emailed the auther and asked to use "adduser". He told me not to !! And told me again to follow those steps:
command passwd to whatever you want.

Thanks

2. Sep 29, 2005

### dduardo

Staff Emeritus

I got rid of the x after "pppuser:"

Where you have x that is where the md5 hashed password goes. You might be confusing the authenication to thinking you actually have a nonstandard password.

3. Sep 29, 2005

### Omid

As always you'r right dduardo :D
The problem solved but still I can't login.
I followed the structions on the page:
http://tvilda.stilius.net/callback_en.php
But when I want to dial from a win box, I get Access denied, the user or pass is unknown on the domain.

4. Sep 29, 2005

### dduardo

Staff Emeritus
Did you restart pppd when you changed the password?

/etc/init.d/pppd restart

Also, I would try from another linux box to try to dial into the server using kppp or something similar. Windows can be funny with authentication.

5. Sep 30, 2005

### Omid

You know, I think one of the most important tasks of a good programmer is to restart his machine at least once in a hour :D Whenever I changed the configurations I either typed "init q" or restarted the machine.

You know when I set the pppd without "login" option. It works well. It shows that I'm very close to it. But without authentication all that I've done in last 3 days is nothing :((

6. Sep 30, 2005

### Omid

I tried to connect via a linux box as ddura told me. The authentication failed again :((

7. Sep 30, 2005

### dduardo

Staff Emeritus
Can you login to pppuser from the server directly?

su pppuser

8. Sep 30, 2005

### Omid

Tomorrow I'll check it with "su". But I tried to login in a terminal directly, I don't remember exactly but it was something like this:

Debianserver $: login: pppuser Debianserver$: password: 123
Debianserver $: pppd: the remoet client must athenticate itself Debianserver$: pppd: but I can't find any secret(password) for it