hlogin / hpuifilter ssh woes

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Wed Oct 13 07:17:43 UTC 2004

Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 04:59:50PM -0400, Jeff S Wheeler:
> Dear list,
> It seems that the hpuifilter program called by hlogin is not able to
> supply ssh clients with a login password.  Clearly the hlogin script
> does not work without hpuifilter, though I am uncertain why it is
> needed.  Is its use simply to suppress command echo output when paging
> through configuration, etc.; or is something more complex going on?

see the description at the tail of clogin(1).

> I'd sure like to track changes on some HP switches that I've recently
> been made responsible for; but enabling the telnet service is not a very
> good option.  Suggestions?  :-)

(open)ssh is reading from /dev/tty, even though there is no controlling
terminal.  iirc, this was working, but the ssh code is obvious....i'm
not sure what the right fix is yet.

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