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Re: Q:How do I remove remote root restriction?



On RH5.x systems (at least, 5.1 and 5.2 do), securetty is controlled by
PAM. Look in /etc/pam.d/login and change the securetty option from
'required' to 'optional'.

rgds,
--shing

On Fri, 6 Nov 1998, Todd Fleisher wrote:

> Out of the box, most flavors of Linux (and commercial UNIX) restrict remote root logins for security. The idea is to force you to login as a regular user and then su if you need root access. Linux uses the /etc/securetty file to control this feature. It has a list of all terminals that will allow root logins.
> Todd
> 
> On Fri, Nov 06, 1998 at 08:33:16AM +0000, murthy_nk@usa.net wrote:
> >  I am new to Linux, am using RH5.0, have installed the OS, but I'm unable to remove the restrction of root login when I telnet from some other m/c as root, but I'm able to login as root on that terminal.
> > 
> >  Please suggest me how do I load a piece of software to all the machines one by one (around 50 Linux m/cs).
> > 
> > Thanks In Advance
> > Murthy
> > 
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