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Re: inetd/telnet on win98 vs WinXP
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: BB <canofspam at att dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 20:55:37 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: inetd/telnet on win98 vs WinXP
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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To the inetutils maintainer: perhaps this could go into the README? If
it's not Cygwin-specific, perhaps this could go into the main README file
(which I couldn't find, BTW)?
On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, BB wrote:
> I have run across unanswered questions in this newsgroup that I wished had
> been answered, so FYI...
> Apparently, if the environment variable USER is defined when inetd is
> started, telnetd will not prompt for the user id. I added "-e USER=cyguser"
> to the cygrunsrv options on WinXP and it caused telnet to skip the user id
> prompt and immediately prompt for the password.
> "BB" <canofspam at att dot net> wrote in message news:b5d380$hvk$1 at main dot gmane dot org dot dot dot
> > When I use inetd Win98 and telnet to it, I get a prompt for a password.
> > When I telnet to inetd on XP, it prompts for a user id and then a password.
> > Is there any reason for this inconsistency? Is there anything I can do to
> > make them consistent?
> > My guess is that is has something to do with the user id inetd is running
> > as. On Win98, I start inetd from as bash shell with a user id. On WinXP,
> > inetd is started as SYSTEM I think.
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