Failure in merging win-env vars into post-'login'...

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Jan 19 10:38:00 GMT 2015

On Jan 16 16:42, Linda Walsh wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jan 16 01:43, Linda Walsh wrote:
> >>
> >>Prior to this, when I logged on using local credentials, I would have a
> >>blank hostname.  I.e. -- using 'X11'  as an example, when I log in
> >>locally, I see no hostname in my shell-prompt.
> >>But when I log in to another system, then my path is prefixed with the
> >>hostname.
> >>
> >>So... why did I need the local hostname with a "+"??
> >
> >  Does answer that question?
> ---
> 	Not entirely.  But don't know that it is related to the problem
> I'm seeing.

It is related to the '+' sign you're seeing in the group names.  That's
explained in the document.

> As it is only being applied to locally created groups, I'm
> not going to worry about it too much (i.e. it doesn't interfere with my
> samba-3.6.28-winbind credentials, and more interested in why it didn't
> look at "/.rhosts" in my home directory.).

It seems your home dir is different for some reason.  What does your
/etc/nsswitch.conf look like (if you have one)?  What does

  getent passwd <your username>

print in a local mintty session, and what does it print in a remote
session via rlogin?  Why on earth are you still using rlogin anyway
instead of ssh?

> It *looks*, at this point that my userid isn't being passed from inetd to
> rlogind
> so it can read the ".rhosts" file in my WIN-HOME (USERPROFILE or

Your userid is bound to you token's SID.  For accessing .rhosts the
home dir in your passwd entry must match.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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