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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Auto Login Post 32170 by merlin on Wednesday 20th of November 2002 01:19:48 AM
Old 11-20-2002
Question Auto Login

Hey all,

I'm trying to configure a system so when it reboots it'll automatically log as a user I have selected. I've never done this nor' as I to sure on how to. This is teh best I have found on teh web and well I've changed a few things. but does anyone who has done this know if it'll work or what?

In the /etc/inittab file set the initdefault to 4,
then create a directory /etc/rc4.d so on boot up it'll be there when it looks for it. (follow the s3 process),
Then create a file to go in /etc/rc4.d/S99sulogin or S99login.

I don't know if that would work. Would it work? I got no idea.

If it would work how would I go about writting the script? (I'm hopeless on scripts still learning them)

Does anyone know of any better ways of going about doing what I want to?

Oh yeah the O/S is Solaris 7 and I don't mind if I crash the system in trying so throw ahead all your idea'a but just mention if you think it'll crash the system so I can try some others before. Well the ones I think that wont crash the system anyway Smilie

Thanks for teh help if someone can help

Smilie
merlin
 

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LOGIN(1)						      General Commands Manual							  LOGIN(1)

NAME
login - sign on SYNOPSIS
login [ -p ] [ username ] DESCRIPTION
The login command is used when a user initially signs on, or it may be used at any time to change from one user to another. The latter case is the one summarized above and described here. See "How to Get Started" for how to dial up initially. If login is invoked without an argument, it asks for a user name, and, if appropriate, a password. Echoing is turned off (if possible) during the typing of the password, so it will not appear on the written record of the session. After a successful login, accounting files are updated and the user is informed of the existence of mail. The message of the day is printed, as is the time of his last login. Both are suppressed if he has a ".hushlogin" file in his home directory; this is mostly used to make life easier for non-human users, such as uucp. Login initializes the user and group IDs and the working directory, then executes a command interpreter (usually csh(1)) according to spec- ifications found in a password file. Argument 0 of the command interpreter is the name of the command interpreter with a leading dash ("-"). Login also modifies the environment environ(7) with information specifying home directory, command interpreter, terminal type (if avail- able) and user name. The `-p' argument causes the remainder of the environment to be preserved, otherwise any previous environment is dis- carded. If the file /etc/nologin exists, login prints its contents on the user's terminal and exits. This is used by shutdown(8) to stop users log- ging in when the system is about to go down. Login is recognized by sh(1) and csh(1) and executed directly (without forking). FILES
/var/run/utmp accounting /usr/adm/wtmp accounting /usr/spool/mail/* mail /etc/motd message-of-the-day /etc/passwd password file /etc/nologin stops logins .hushlogin makes login quieter SEE ALSO
init(8), getty(8), mail(1), passwd(1), passwd(5), environ(7), shutdown(8), rlogin(1c) DIAGNOSTICS
"Login incorrect," if the name or the password is bad. "No Shell", "cannot open password file", "no directory": consult a programming counselor. BUGS
An undocumented option, -r is used by the remote login server, rlogind(8C) to force login to enter into an initial connection protocol. -h is used by telnetd(8C) and other servers to list the host from which the connection was received. 4th Berkeley Distribution November 27, 1996 LOGIN(1)

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