Thu Aug 8 08:37:00 GMT 2002
I have updated the version of login(1) to 1.4-4.
This version fixes the problem that login didn't allow login without
password on NT/2K/XP as has been introduced with Cygwin 1.3.6. This
resulted in the inability to use rhosts authentication when login
However, this capability is *explicitely* only allowed inside of
login for the SYSTEM user, the user with uid 18, that is.
/usr/doc/Cygwin/login.README contains an appropriate hint.
Please read the README.
For a brief descripton of what this package is and what it contains, see
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
Note that we do not allow downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka
cygwin.com) due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.
In the US,
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.
is usually pretty good.
In the UK,
is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.
If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
then you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another
The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
system and will install newer packages automatically.
If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: firstname.lastname@example.org . I would appreciate it if you would
use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general. Really.
No kidding. Email cygwin stuff to email@example.com.
If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list
is the appropriate place.
Did I mention that I'd prefer that all cygwin questions should go to
firstname.lastname@example.org? I can't remember...
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