SUMMARY: root rlogin returns "NOT ON SYSTEM CONSOLE"

From: Thang Victor Dinh (
Date: Thu Jan 16 1997 - 11:26:14 CST

WOW !!! In less than 12 hours, I received 70 + replies to my posting. Too many name to list
out here so I just do a BIG GROUP thank you. Thank you all !!!


In Solaris 2.x, there is a security feature that allows root to only login at the console. Remote login is NOT
allow. To disable this security feature, simply comment out the line


in the file /etc/default/login.

However, the many of the replies do warn of possible security problems if this feature is disabled. The
suggested method is to rlogin as user and su to root.


Hello managers

When I do a root rlogin, I get "NOT ON SYSTEM CONSOLE" message. What does the message
mean ?

Thank you


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