Bug 144653 - hosts.equiv syntax in manpage won't work
hosts.equiv syntax in manpage won't work
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: man-pages (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
RHEL3U7NAK
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Blocks: 187539
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Reported: 2005-01-10 06:43 EST by Daniel van Eeden
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0424
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Last Closed: 2006-05-03 15:55:19 EDT
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Description Daniel van Eeden 2005-01-10 06:43:49 EST
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.
Comment 13 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-05-03 15:55:19 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2006-0424.html

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