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Re: Editing system files from within Emacs


I'm running AIX 4.3.1, and I don't have a /etc/securetty file.  Sorry!

>>>>> "BS" == Brian  <Brian@henge.com> writes:

BS> Hi Christopher,
>> C-x C-f /root@chaltain:/etc/exports Ret
>> RootPassWord Ret

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

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

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

BS> Thanks,

BS> Brian.
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