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Fidel Ramirez_1
Frequent Advisor

Invalid root password

Hello,

This is a non trusted HP-UX 11.31. I cannot login from another server on the network with telnet using root. The password is not accepted. No issues using rlogin because I set .rhosts.
pwck and grpck are successful and /etc/securetty doesn't exist.
I've repeatedly changed the root password and I'm not using metacharacters.
Please provide hints.
Thank you,

Fidel
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Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Invalid root password

>>I cannot login from another server on the network with telnet using root


showing actual output of error message would be help full

what error message your seeing from (syslog)??
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Shibin_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Invalid root password

Have you disabled the telnet access ?
Regards
Shibin
Ismail Azad
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Invalid root password

Hi,

Check if security has been configured for the specified server in /var/adm/inetd.sec.

Recheck files /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf for the # in the inappropriate place.

Regards
Ismail Azad
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Fidel Ramirez_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Invalid root password

Thank you for your responses.
No messages indicating root password failure on the command line or in the system log except for a lines like:
exec /usr/lbin/bootpd: No such file or directory
bootps/udp: Exit status 1
There are tons of these lines.
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor
Solution

Re: Invalid root password

Hi Fidel:

Perhaps you have an '/etc/securetty' file with only the "console" allowing login.

Regards!

...JRF...
Fidel Ramirez_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Invalid root password

Thank you very much for your response, James.
I was checking for this file but on /var/adm and it is on /etc!
Thank you again,

Fidel
madhuchakkaravarthy
Trusted Contributor

Re: Invalid root password

hi fidel

some more tips :

if login using ssh

cd /opt/ssh/etc/sshd_config

edit permitrootlogin no
and restart the sshd.

and if it is telnet

cat /etc/securetty
console

so that root can login only from console.

regards

MC