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Unable To Login To Oracle Linux System with error: Server refused to allocate pty (Doc ID 2439497.1)

Last updated on MAY 14, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.5 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

On an Oracle Linux 6 server, all logins started to fail to the system with the following errors:

Server refused to allocate pty
/etc/profile: line 48: /dev/null: Permission denied
  /etc/profile: line 76: /dev/n ull: Permission denied
  /etc/profile: line 76: /dev/null: Permission denied
  /etc/pr ofile: line 76: /dev/null: Permission denied
  /etc/profile: line 76: /dev/null: Permission denied
  /etc/profile: line 76: /dev/null: Permission denied
  /etc/profile: line 76: /dev/null: Permission denied
  /etc/profile: line 76: /dev/null: Permission denied


 Applications and database instancea on the server also started to fail.

Cause

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