>I have a Solaris 2.3 Voyager system in a classified environment
>that I would like to enable root logins via telnet. Currently
>it logs you right off because you're not on the console.
>How do I change this to let root login via a telnet session?
The solaris FAQ says:
3.7) Why can't I rlogin/telnet in as root?
>... when I try to rlogin as root ...
>it gives me the message "Not on system console
>Connection closed.". What have I left out?
Solaris 2 comes out of the box a heck of a lot more secure than
Solaris 1. There is no '+' in the hosts.equiv. root logins are not
allowed anywhere except the console. All accounts require passwords.
In order to allow root logins over the net, you need to edit the
/etc/default/login file and comment out or otherwise change the
/etc/hosts.equiv is still supported, but there is no default.
This file's CONSOLE entry can actually be used in a variety of ways:
1) CONSOLE=/dev/console (default) - direct root logins only on console
2) CONSOLE=/dev/ttya - direct root logins only on /dev/ttya
3) CONSOLE= - direct root logins disallowed everywhere
4) #CONSOLE (or delete the line) - root logins allowed everywhere
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