Re: sshd UseLogin option

From: rik (
Date: 03/14/02

Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 03:26:15 +0000
From: rik <>
To: Dag-Erling Smorgrav <>

On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 02:51:40PM +0100, Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote:
> Could someone please explain to me why we don't use sshd's UseLogin
> option by default?

ISTR this feature is intended for use on very old/weird systems where
sshd doesn't know how to authenticate the user or setup a login session.
We don't use it, because it's not needed, since we are both supported,
and use PAM anyway.

Of course, I could be completely wrong, and at 3:30am, I can't find any
docs quickly to hand...

<goes to bed expecting a mailbox full of corrections to this...>

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