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Re: rshd authentication
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
That seems "different" , at least to what I was used to with HP-UX.
Indeed there is no mention of this in the man page for rlogin except to say:
On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 01:10:02PM +0530, Anagani, Suresh wrote:
I am having problem with rsh authentication.
I have cygwin installed on windows 2000 machine called raindeer.
And inet utils version is 1.3.2-19
This is my hosts.equiv file contents...
$ cat /etc/hosts.equiv
I tested from a CMD on raindeer.. rsh commands work without prompting for
But it prompts for password if I do rlogin. Can someone tell me what am I
rlogin/rsh always ask for the password on interactive login.
If the remote host does not supporting Kerberos the standard
Berkeley rhosts authorization mechanism is used.
There is no Cygwin man page for rhosts however looking at
http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu/cgi-bin/unixhelp/man-cgi?rhosts I find
The rlogin program falls back to the standard password-based login
procedure if the remote authentication fails.
Which would seem to suggest to me that if the remote authentication
works then no password should be prompted for.
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