Description of problem:
The manpages of hosts.equiv states that a "+" prepended to a hostname
would allow access. But the example in
/usr/share/doc/pam-0.75/README.pam_rhosts only uses hostnames. The
rsh-server package uses pam_rhosts.
It does work if there is only a "+" in /etc/hosts.equiv but not if a
hostname is appended to it. (it works w/o the +)
I'd use the promiscouos option in /etc/pam.d/rsh
Possible fix #1:
Change the manpage of hosts.equiv (just add a notice in the bugs section)
Possible fix #2:
Change pam_rhosts to allow the "+ server01.example.com" syntax.
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