[Bug 252] New: Patch for use of /etc/default/login

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Mon May 20 20:41:16 EST 2002


           Summary: Patch for use of /etc/default/login
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: -current
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Solaris
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P4
         Component: sshd
        AssignedTo: openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org
        ReportedBy: Robert.Dahlem at siemens.com

There is a file /etc/default/login on Solaris 2.x and ReliantUNIX. See


   (Sun likes to change URLs ... it's not more than 'man login')

for a description. It handles things like setting a different PATH for root and
normal users at login time and the umask setting, quite a convenient feature for

This file exists and is used in SINIX / ReliantUnix also.

/etc/default/login was handled in SSH 1 since at least 1998. I rewrote some of
the old code to gather at least PATH and UMASK.

I added a paranoia check to have always a minimum PATH set but 
take care! I fear this changed the semantics of --with-default-path.

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