Subject: Re: It lives!!!
To: Johnny Billquist konsult <>
From: Jonathan Sturges <>
List: port-vax
Date: 04/16/1996 14:05:55
On Mon, 15 Apr 1996, Johnny Billquist konsult wrote:

> > > Anyway, now that we are operational, I have a minor "clueless newbie"
> > > type question to ask:  How do I get it to let me telnet into it as
> > > root?  I can telnet in as a "normal" user, but it won't let me su...
> > > My Suns don't complain in this manner (they just complain about everything
> > > else  :-) )...   any ideas???   I'm sure it is something simple but 
> > > my brain is so frazzled from the grueling NetBSD installation that I'm
> > > probably just overlooking it...  
> > 
> > You have to be a member of group 'wheel' to use su.
> Well, that is true, but it's not exactly what he asked for... :-)

Actually, it is; his second problem was that he could telnet in as 
himself, but not su from there.  So my answer was to the 2nd question.

> To log in as root, the terminal line you are using must be marked as
> "secure" in /etc/ttytab. When you use telnet, you are coming in on
> a network terminal. I'm not sure you can mark those as secure
> in /etc/ttytab, but you can always dig around and see what you come up with...

This is the answer to the first question.
Don't forget to HUP init after changing the /etc/ttytab.