Bug 62713 - pam and "+" wildcard (promiscuous)
Summary: pam and "+" wildcard (promiscuous)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-04-04 19:47 UTC by Michael Redinger
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-21 12:17:44 UTC

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Description Michael Redinger 2002-04-04 19:47:20 UTC
The "+" does not work in .rhosts files.

Normally you put smth. like this in .rhosts:

host	user

This works fine.

However, at least with other Unix systems, you can also use "+" to say "any user" or "any host".

From what I read in the man pages (and the PAM docs) this should also be available in Red Hat Linux - although you have to specify "promiscuous" for 
pam_rhosts_auth in /etc/pam.d/rsh.

However, this doesn't work at all for me.

The setup is quite simple: beta3, everything install. The only thing changed was that I turned on rsh and rlogin and added promiscuous to the PAM 
config file.

On the beta list, one person stated that he has heard of this problem, too while anotherone said it worked fine for him (in 7.2).

I'm seeing this problem both in skipjack and RHAT Linux 7.2.

The syslog entry is the same as if there was no corresponding .rhosts entry:

pam_rhosts_auth ... denied to ... as ...: access not allowed

Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2004-10-21 12:17:44 UTC
It works fine in FC 2

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