[NBLUG/talk] help with rlogin no-passwd problem

Mark Street mark at oswizards.com
Tue Feb 8 14:43:46 PST 2005

Not that I would recommend or condone such behavior but.....
Let's see an example line of the hosts.equiv file.

Something like;
+ at mynetgroup

See /usr/share/doc/pam-0.77/txts/README.pam_rhosts

PAM is your friend.... ; )

On Tuesday 08 February 2005 12:00, Steve Wensel wrote:
> Hello, I'm new to this group today. I've been using/admininstering UNIX for
> over 10 years, but am fairly new to Linux.
> I'm trying to get this working using a netgroup. This is with Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3 for x86). There's an NIS server running on
> Solaris. When I set up the /etc/hosts.equiv file with a hostname and
> user the passwd-less rlogin works fine. When I try to use a netgroup, I
> get this error in /var/log/messages (user,host changed): Feb 7 17:03:35
> <hostname>
> pam_rhosts_auth[3323]: denied to <user>@<hostname> as <user>: access
> not allowed
> and I have to enter the passwd.
> I ran an experiment with just + + in the /etc/hosts.equiv and got the same
> error. This tells me there's some fundamental problem. I've been reading
> the docs and looking around and haven't been able to find the answer.
> Redhat tells me that they won't help because I just have a WS license with
> them.
Mark Street, RHCE
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