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Bug 4408 - /etc/securetty doesn't seem to function properly
Summary: /etc/securetty doesn't seem to function properly
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: basesystem
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-08-06 19:37 UTC by abm64239
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-19 19:37:10 UTC

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Description abm64239 1999-08-06 19:37:31 UTC
We have made the changes in /etc/securetty for remote root
logins and it doesn't seem to work.  This was working in 5.2
very well but since the upgrade to 6.0, this doesn't work
any longer.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-06 19:56:59 UTC
Can you supply an example file? Thanks ...

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-19 19:37:59 UTC
telnet is probably using Unix98 ptys.

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