Rlogin without password

Martin Siegert siegert at sfu.ca
Mon Dec 30 11:56:14 PST 2002

On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 10:40:17AM -0800, Trent Piepho wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Dec 2002, Frank Summers wrote:
> > 1) Add rsh and rlogin to the file /etc/securetty. Just add two lines to
> > the end of the file with "rsh" on one and "rlogin" on the other.
> Accoring to the securetty(5) and login(1) man pages, you're just supposed to
> list tty devices from /dev, there's nothing about "rsh" or "rlogin" being
> valid.  I added ttyp[0-5], which is somewhat sub-optimal since root won't be
> allowed to login if the first six pseudo-ttys are already in use, though in
> practice that hasn't been a problem.  Do you know where you found out about
> adding "rsh" as a tty?  That's sounds like a much better way to do it if it
> really works.

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