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help plz to solve problem with rexec autorisation..

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help plz to solve problem with rexec autorisation..

Dear Sir!

The situation is this:
running rexec host -l user /sbin/ifconfig
...its working
running rexec host -l root /sbin/ifconfig
rexec: Lost connection

how to make this working?

Thanks'

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Dave Kelly_1
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Re: help plz to solve problem with rexec autorisation..

Access to rexec is controlled through PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules).

For a more secure system, root should not be allowed as a user name for any of the "r" commands like rlogin, rsh and rexec.

If you really do need to use rexec with root, you should edit /etc/pam.d/rexec and comment out the line containing

pam_securetty.so


Obviously, you need to be aware of the security implications that accompany this decision.