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Old 05-17-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Logon (telnet) to RedHat ES 3.0 bypassing password

When I telnet from a workstation into a RedHat ES 3.0 and enter a valid user account that contains a .ssh sub-folder the password is being bypassed. The root account and other user accounts without the .ssh sub-folder require a password. I know there is a password on the account becasue when I ftp to the RedHat ES 3.0 a password is required. There is not a .rhosts or .shosts file in the user account home directory.
Old 05-17-2005, 04:52 PM   #2
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Do you mean you are logging in with actual telnet or with ssh?

In the latter case ssh has a verbose mode: ssh -v. This should reveal what is going on. Post the output if you want me to have a look at it for you (assuming there is no sensitive info in it!).

Old 05-18-2005, 06:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I am using telnet (rlogin produces the same results) not ssh. Unfortunately I cannot post the output.


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