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root login denial on remote terminals

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Learn_1
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root login denial on remote terminals

just installed tru64unix5.1b on as4100.base license is loaded with unlimited users.when i try to remotly login by using root username it reports the following error.
"root login refused on this terminal."
i have created a new user and that logs in accordinggly.
i am using smarterm 320 terminal emaulation software for connecting with this server.it uses telnet service for connectivity.

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Graham Cameron_1
Honored Contributor

Re: root login denial on remote terminals

Don't have a tru64 box here, but on hp-ux I would check the contents of /etc/securetty,
/etc/default/security.

Failing that, "man login" should give some clues.

-- Graham
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: root login denial on remote terminals

try:

# vi /etc/securettys
ptys
Help() { FirstReadManual(urgently); Go_to_it;; }
Learn_1
Regular Advisor

Re: root login denial on remote terminals

Graham,
i have edited the /etc/securettys file and added the following paramaeter so that root may login from all terminal
/dev/console
local:0
:0
ptys !added this line for enabling all
# terminals to login
vofsky
Frequent Advisor

Re: root login denial on remote terminals

I have a question.I have modified the securettys file but I can not access the os with the reflection X .It indicates :can not login on this terminal.So how can I do next?Any advice is appreciated!
Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor

Re: root login denial on remote terminals

you must add

hostname:0

(where hostname is the name of your x-terminal, be sure the name is RFC952 compliant and doesn't contain "_" etc.) into /etc/securettys

The Tru64 maschine must be able to resolv the hostname.
Help() { FirstReadManual(urgently); Go_to_it;; }
vofsky
Frequent Advisor

Re: root login denial on remote terminals

Hi Ralf,
Thank you!
Regards
vofsky