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[Avail for test] login-1.9-8

There is a new version of the 'login' package available on the mirrors. The current version, 1.9-7, does not allow ~/.rhosts-based passwordless authentication when the rlogin server is running as any user other than SYSTEM.

On Vista, you have to run the rlogin server as a special privileged user, because SYSTEM no longer has the necessary permissions to setuid to the newly logged-in user.

These conflicting requirements meant that you could not use ~/.rhosts authentication to log in to a Vista machine.

There is quite a lot of new code added to this implementation, so if you run telnetd or rlogind servers under cygwin, please test that this version of login causes no problems for you. (unfortunately, sshd does not invoke login as part of its process -- it has to be telnetd or rlogind.)

I'd especially like success reports from the following configurations. Be sure and tell me which OS (and OS variant: Home, Professional, Ultimate, etc) and service pack level you're using.

 1) Windows XP, inetutils-1.5-3 daemons running under SYSTEM
 2) Windows XP, inetutils-1.3.2-40 daemons running under SYSTEM
 3) Windows 2k, inetutils-1.5-3 daemons running under SYSTEM
 4) Windows 2k, inetutils-1.3.2-40 daemons running under SYSTEM
 5) Windows NT, inetutils-1.5-3 daemons running under SYSTEM
 6) Windows NT, inetutils-1.3.2-40 daemons running under SYSTEM
 7) Windows 9x + inetutils-1.5-3
 8) Windows 9x + inetutils-1.3.2-40
 9) Windows Server 2003 + inetutils-1.5-3 daemons [*]
10) Windows Server 2003 + inetutils-1.3.2-40 daemons [*]
11) Windows Server 2008 + inetutils-1.5-3 daemons [*]
12) Windows Server 2008 + inetutils-1.3.2-40 daemons [*]
13) Windows Vista + inetutils-1.5-3 daemons [*]
14) Windows Vista + inetutils-1.3.2-40 daemons [*]

[*] daemons here must run under a special privileged user account, not SYSTEM. The inetutils-1.5-3 iu-config script will (create the account if necessary, and) install the inetd service under an appropriate account for you. You'll have to do it manually for inetutils-1.3.2-40.

It's not that I need reports from all these configuration before making this new version of login current; but a decent variety of success reports would be a good thing...


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