login without password ???

login without password ???

Post by Karel.DeBruy » Fri, 06 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I've got this problem :

I want to setup an account on a Redhat 4.1 PC-based system. This account would be used to check the status of a fax modem on this system.

in /etc/passwd :
faxstat::66:66:Fax status:/tmp:/usr/local/bin/faxstatus

So, I can login without a password. However the system always asks for the
password. Pressing return is enough (empty password).
How can I stop the system asking for the password (as in Solaris/Ultrix/...)
if an account hasn't got a password?

I tried to install another login program (poeigl), and this helps for telnet
but not for rsh.

Can anyone help me ?

Karel De Bruyne
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