Bug#261765: kernel: pts/n climbs, preventing use of /etc/securetty
Version: N/A; reported 2004-07-27
-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Kernel: Linux link 2.4.20-mm #1 Tue Feb 24 17:47:00 EST 2004 i586
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C
pts/n climbs, preventing use of /etc/securetty
4840 pts/65 S 0:02 xterm -ls -e telnet link
4854 pts/68 Ss+ 0:01 telnet link
See what I mean ???
After booting new kernel I can't login to remote box
I see /etc/securetty doesn't have pts/20 ... why should it?
Though I have only a couple terminals open every attempt
to rlogin to even the same host cause pts/x to climb - even
though there are no such entries in /dev/pts/*
I've temporarily disabled securetty for /etc/pam.d/rlogin.
Don't like it, but it works.
John D. Hendrickson