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Re: # login from remote host?

"Jens B. Jorgensen" <jjorgens@bdsinc.com> writes:

> /bin/login will only allow root logins from those terminals listed in /etc/securetty. Although telnetd doesn't use a serial port, it does use a pseudo-tty. If you want to allow root login via telnet you'll need to add all the
> pseudo-ttys to /etc/securetty.
> Bruce Dobrin wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm trying to login to my linux systems as root,  it doesn't work.  I've setup the hosts.equiv file so I can login in from elsewhere as anything else, but not as root.  I have an isolated network so security is not an issue.

Or you could change /etc/login.defs and comment out the "CONSOLE"
line.  (Although I should probably add that all of my "bad security
idea" bells are going off in my head)

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