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Re: Editing system files from within Emacs



Hi Christopher,

>     C-x C-f /root@chaltain:/etc/exports Ret
>     RootPassWord Ret

What a cool trick!  My linux box comes configured, for security
reasons, to disallow root logins from anything but a console.
The getty man page says:

       If  the user is root, then the login must be occuring on a
       tty listed in /etc/securetty.   Failures  will  be  logged
       with the syslog facility.

Assuming that your system uses this same scheme, what entry do you have in
/etc/securetty to allow the root login?

Thanks,

Brian.
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