login: no shell: /bin/bash: No such file or directory

Carlson, Steve (SPD) Steve.Carlson@COMPAQ.com
Wed Jun 27 17:17:00 GMT 2001

I'm running inetutils-1.3.2-14 and login-1.4.2. inetd, telnet and FTP were
working fine until I upgraded from Windows NT4 to Windows 2000, then, with
ostensibly the same setup and configuration, attempting to telnet to the
machine results in the following error:

login: no shell: /bin/bash: No such file or directory
Connection closed by foreign host.

I don't seem to have any problems running the shell locally but have no luck
when trying to telnet. I think I've tried all of the obvious stuff, like
ensuring the CYGWIN env variable is set to ntsec, and I even played around
with the shell designation in /etc/passwd but to no avail. The security
permissions on the executable seem alright, but I'm new to Win 2K, so I
haven't become acclimated to "Bill's" new way of doing things.

It must be something simple, but obviously I'm missing it. I hope someone
can help.


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