Allowing root a rsh

Allowing root a rsh

Post by Daniel Haagma » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00

Hi there,

I wish to allow access to my SCO box on our internal network from
another machine to do some backing up. However, only root should be
allowed in and no other user, whilst no prompting for password should
occur (so that my backup script can access the various directories -
read only - to back them up). However, I wish to confine this to only
one machine too for obvious security reasons so that it can use CPIO for
copying (I assume that same privaleges apply to rsh).

The file hosts.equiv seems to allow all but root in as trusted users and
prompts for password.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Without Prejudice

Daniel Haagman
Project Manager
Commercial Colour Press Plc.


1. Allowing root to rsh

I put all the ttyps in /etc/securetty and root can now rsh in.
However, the first time it asks for the password, the login
fails.  Then it asks for the username and password again, like

login: root
Last login: Thu Feb 12 01:51:08 from cervesa.home-net
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This is on Red Hat, 4.2 and 5.0. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Larry D. Pyeatt                     All standard disclaimers apply.

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