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Re: Telnet's driving me mad!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew DeFaria" <>
Newsgroups: gmane.os.cygwin
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: Telnet's driving me mad!

> When you "log in" I assume you mean you log in normally through the
> Windows desktop. When you telnet in you also "log in" in that you
> authenticate with an authority and receive security credentials. If you
> are getting permission denied when you telnet in but not when you log
> into the desktop via Windows then your security credentials in both
> situations are not the same. I would strongly suspect that your
> /etc/passwd file does not reflect the correct information. How did you
> create this file and what did you do when you "played with /etc/passwd"?

My passwd file was fine - but my group file had been goofed somehow! A quick
mkgroup -d fixed everything.

Thanks very much for your thoughtful email - it sent me hunting in the right
direction! :-)


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