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Old 09-16-2005, 01:42 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 3: How do I enable remote root login?

Hi all,

although we have added the 'pts/0 - pts/... devices to the
/etc/securetty file we can't remote login as root.
The /var/log/messages says:

localhost login: ROOT LOGIN REFUSED ON pts/3 FROM ...

Is something wrong with our /etc/pam.d/login file:

auth required
auth required service=system-auth
auth required
account required service=system-auth
password required service=system-auth
# close should be the first session rule
session required close
session required service=system-auth
session optional
# open should be the last session rule
session required multiple open

Many thanks in advance for any help!

Rainer B.
Old 09-16-2005, 02:07 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about this, but this might be related to the "PermitRootLogin" in /etc/ssh/sshd_config
Old 09-16-2005, 05:43 AM   #3
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Unfortunately NOT!

I'm using 'telnet' from a remote host.



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