Telnet login doesn't run /etc/profile or $HOME/.profile

Telnet login doesn't run /etc/profile or $HOME/.profile

Post by S.D. Mottra » Thu, 08 Feb 1996 04:00:00


A minor but irritating problem I'm having with my system (Linux-FT 1.1,
kernel 1.2.13, Pentium 90). When logging in from a remote machine by
telnet (e.g. MS-telnet in Windoze for workgroups), the telnet correctly
logs the user in, complete with starting the right shell etc, but doesn't
run /etc/profile or $HOME/.profile, so the paths, prompts and environment
variables don't get set correctly.

I'm a bit puzzled by telnet logins : they don't seem to be handled by a
getty, so I presume the telnet daemon is responsible for negotiating the
login. So, is this a problem with telnet daemon configuration, or a
compile option, or just not possible ? The telnet and telnetd man pages
are very sparse and don't say anything about this. I also couldn't find
anything in the NET-HOWTO or network configuration guide.

Any advice very gratefully received,


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