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Re: Permissions question
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On Fri, 3 Apr 1998, Stan Brown wrote:
> I just added a new machine to my network. I automounted lot's of /opt
> executable directories including hylafax from anothe machine of the
> same architecture.
> Now when I do sendfax from this machie, I get prompted for a password.
> Clearly this is an rhosts typ of problem, but which user should have
> the new achine in it .rhosts file to allow hylafax to work? sendfax
> seems to be owned by root.
This is a $SPOOL/etc/hosts problem, not a .rhosts problem. Take a look
at the manual page for hosts in the HylaFAX manpages, or (to prevent
confusing it with /etc/hosts), consider using the hosts patch I wrote at
This patch renames that file and the documentation with it to use "hosts.fax"
instead of "hosts". It's not an official patch, but it helps me keep this
sort of question straight and point people to the right hosts file.
Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary
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