Re: .rhosts for root user

Martin Mares (
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 13:01:53 +0200 (MET DST)


> I'm not in able to rlogin a remote linux from root account even if I include
> the hostnames in the .rhosts file.
> With a normal user there is No Problem.
> Can anybody tell me if there is a configuration parameter that I have to
> change ?

AFAIK the rlogin protocol is considered insecure and thus some version of the
rlogin daemon don't allow root logins at all. Another possibility is that you
don't have /dev/ttyp* in you /etc/securetty. I recommed switching to ssh/slogin.