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Bugtraq archives for 2nd quarter (Apr-Jun) 1994: Re: AIX rlogind

Re: AIX rlogind

matthew green (mrgreenmame.mu.oz.au)
Mon, 23 May 1994 16:32:42 +1000

>Kevin Johnson writes:
>:The rlogind on my machine (a Motorola r32 box) using the shadow 3.3.x
>:package does not exhibit the bug.  I'm wondering if it's a composite
>:bug between certain implementations of rlogind and login.  I am of the
>:opinion that this is an important point to resolve due to the variety
>:of alternative implementations of rlogind and login out there...
>Yes, it's a composite problem.  The shadow-3.3.X login program makes
>all the correct tests. it's not directly the fault of the code in
>lmain.c.  However: it makes one basic assumption .. and that is that

the reason some ports of shadow are `bad' and some aren't
is directly related to how the getopt(3) routine works
on that os.  if it allows "-froot" to mean the same as
"-f root", then it's going to be ``buggy''.