Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51734
Suggestion for improving rlogin rsh rexec with PAM Reference Guide Chapter 8
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
Chapter 8 of the RH7.1 Reference Guide has a section that deals with how
to use rlogin, rsh and rexec with PAM. After following the instructions
carefully, I found there were some pitfalls which might usefully be
mentioned in a revision of the text. My suggestions are in the attachment.
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 27733 [details]
Suggestions for improvements
Thanks, we will work on improving this with your suggestions in the next round
of the documentation and when our new technical writer begins.
Thank you so much for your suggestions. After reviewing the section you are
refering to, I have decided to pull it from the book entirely. Setting up PAM to
allow root access these services is just a really bad idea and I don't
particularly see a value in this when OpenSSH can be used for the same purpose
much more safely.
Again, I want to thank you for the time you put into helping us improve our
documentation. Thanks to folks like you, we are able to create documentation
that more accurately accounts for the user's experiences in the field.