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RE: [SLE] rhosts / PAM authentication
  • From: "Berge, Harry ten" <berge@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 12:43:54 +0100
  • Message-id: <8C6ADF4772B7D511A3E40008C7BB878A612B36@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I cannot use ssh because of a combined Unix/Linux network where on the Unix
machines there isn't ssh....

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Winston [SMTP:kwinston@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 12:09 PM
To: SuSE general (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [SLE] rhosts / PAM authentication

On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 10:30:41AM +0100, Berge, Harry ten wrote:

I want to access a SuSE 7.3 system remotely from another Linux system
NIS. I adjusted the /etc/hosts.equiv to include all machines in the
netgroup, but when I do a 'rlogin' to the SuSE 7.3 I get a question for
password. If I look in the syslog I see that PAM denies access to the

I want to be able to do a 'rlogin' to this machine WITHOUT giving
passwords.... I configured 'hosts.equiv' but wat must I do to configure
this way?

The file you want to look at is /etc/pam.d/rlogin. It contains the PAM
rules for rlogin. However, it is usually considered weak security to
use rlogin in any situation. The ssh package can provide the same
function as well as logins without passwords using public key pairs.
I log into all my servers this way.

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