Subject: Re: login_cap(2)
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/24/2001 18:55:51
On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 09:41:04PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 02:04:08PM -0800, john heasley wrote:
> > [...]
> > 
> > since login_cap seems half-baked (and useless for my purposes), i'd
> > prefer to just disable it.  am i missing something?
> I think it's not used if you don't have a login.conf file.

not quite... I had problems with OpenSSH calling login_cap and getting
nothing back which produced errors like so:

Jan  8 15:24:59 kaben2 sshd[11428]: Accepted rsa for aaron from port 1022
Jan  8 15:24:59 kaben2 sshd[11428]: error: unable to get login class

I "fixed" it by disabling use of login_cap routines in OpenSSH.

an example login.conf in /usr/share/examples would be very helpful.

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |
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