Stewart B. Lone on 19 Aug 2005 03:02:54 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Terminal/shell login with no password

Eric wrote:
I neglected to mention that I've already Google'd extensively without finding
the answer I seek.  Sigh.


On Saturday 20 August 2005 8:29 pm, Eric wrote:

I need some SysAdmin advice...

I have a Red Hat box that I'm installing some software on and the users


to connect with no password.  I'm okay with that since it's not on the
network and they are all hard-wired terminals.  First I tried zeroing out


password in the neat little gooey (GUI) tool but it won't let me save the
user that way.  Failing that, I tried to replace the "x" in the password


with nothing. No joy - the login fails without even asking for the


Does this mean that I have to tinker with PAM?   Last time I tried that I
froze myself out of the damn box so bad I had to boot into single user mode
and un-do my mistake(s).  Since then I've just left it alone :-)

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