Re: Login string FUBAR; what package does this?
On Wed, Feb 18, 1998 at 01:13:52PM -0600, Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:
> Ah yes. Welcome to the magic of telnetd/login and getty/login. The first
> login: prompt is supplied by your getty/telnetd. When you type in your
> login and hit enter, the getty/telnetd execs /bin/login, passing the
> username you typed in. If you enter an incorrect login, control does not
> pass back to your getty/telnetd but instead /bin/login spits out another
> login: prompt. Pretty clever no? (No.) This is rather annoying but this way
> of "logging people in" is quite ingrained in unix.
> Anyway, I believe /bin/login gets the prompt from /etc/issue. Perhaps a bug
> should be filed regarding '\?' substitution.
login doesn't seem to try to show issue again here.
The getty is mingetty.
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