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Re: rshd authentication
On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 10:21:46AM -0700, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >rlogin/rsh always ask for the password on interactive login.
> That seems "different" , at least to what I was used to with HP-UX.
> Indeed there is no mention of this in the man page for rlogin except to say:
> If the remote host does not supporting Kerberos the standard
> Berkeley rhosts authorization mechanism is used.
> There is no Cygwin man page for rhosts however looking at
> http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu/cgi-bin/unixhelp/man-cgi?rhosts I find
> The rlogin program falls back to the standard password-based login
> procedure if the remote authentication fails.
> Which would seem to suggest to me that if the remote authentication
> works then no password should be prompted for.
You're right. It turned out that the cause is the login(1) application
which on NT systems didn't allow login w/o password. Unfortunately
I never adjusted login(1) after we introduced login w/o password
capability with Cygwin 1.3.6. I did that now and uploaded a new version
of the login package. Should be on the mirrors in some hours.
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