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Re: rshd authentication

On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 11:22:43AM -0400, Jason Tishler wrote:
> Corinna,
> On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 11:16:52AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 10:21:46AM -0700, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
> > > 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.
> I just tried the above and it works great for normal and disabled
> accounts.  Unfortunately, it still prompts for a password when I try to
> rlogin into the system (i.e., LocalSystem) account.  However, rsh to the
> system account with a specified command works without requesting a
> password:
>     $ rsh system@tishlerjason id
>     uid=18(SYSTEM) gid=18(SYSTEM) groups=0(Everyone),544(Administrators)
> Is this the expected behavior?

That's intentionally.  The same is valid on U*X systems for the root
account.  If you need interactive SYSTEM access, use sshd with pubkey.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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