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Old 06-04-2005, 07:47 AM   #1
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login problem

i'm havinf a difficulty

can linux enable login from other computer

what i mean is
a have computer A and computer B
all running fedora core 3
i want to be able to open the login windows on computer b from computer A
so that i can allow people to use computer b without knowing the password

is this do-able?
Old 06-04-2005, 10:05 AM   #2
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More details, please!
What kind of interface are you trying to use for the connection?
What do you mean by 'without knowing the password'?
Old 06-04-2005, 10:11 AM   #3
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i'm not an english native sorry

what i wanna do is
let say i'm on computer A and i have computer B just booted up (on it's screen showing the login dialogue)
can i (from computer A) run any command to let user on computer B logging in (similar as i go to computer B and type in user name and the password)?

currently i'm using fedora core 3
if it's possible, i'd like to use ssh as media to do the logging sequence.
Old 06-04-2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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You would like to log in to a remote computer using SSH? Is that what you are saying? are probably some good places to start (the first link is my search on Google/Linux and the ones below are the top 3 hits.
Old 06-04-2005, 10:35 AM   #5
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no, hmm this is going to be hard to explain

imagine you are on my computer (A) and someone comes to my other computer (B) whis is not yet logged in, so the screen show the login sequence (asking for user name)

what would you do (from computer A) so that someone in computer B can get console without typing neither user name nor password (the login screen disapper, and user on computer B can see desktop and can use the computer).

is there any command for remote authentification ?
so that i can authenticate user B on computer B from computer A
without me walking to computer B and type the user name and password.

btw, thanks for the search although it's not what i'm looking for

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Old 06-04-2005, 10:46 AM   #6
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i think i uderstand, but when i try i can't do it.
i've a ssh-login from pc. "A" to pc "B" and then i type

echo -e "<username>\r" > /dev/tty1

i see the username appear with a return, but it's just printed
on the screen.
( the "password" prompt doesn't come up )
i guess you have to echo such a text to the keyboard device,
so it will be taken as input.
but i can't get it to work.



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