Forcing PTY usage.

Damien Miller djm at
Sat Mar 10 18:46:10 EST 2001

On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> I have been studing the OpenSSH code, and am looking to use it in an
> envriornment with untrusted local users.  I have some patches to this
> effect, which I will post to the list in due course.
> In any case, I would like all users who sucessfully authenitcate to
> leave their mark in the system logs, in particular utmp and wtmp.  As
> these logs mean didily-squat without unique terminal names (and don't
> work anyway), I was wondering what would happen if all sesions were
> forced to use a pty?  I presume the 'forced' tty would need to be
> modified to ignore escape characters, but are there any other fundemenal
> problmes with the idea?

ptys are not 8-bit clean.


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