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"could not grant secondary pty" error when connecting via telnet or rlogin (Doc ID 1010216.1)

Last updated on APRIL 27, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 and later
All Platforms


A user gets the following error message when attempting to connect to a
host running Solaris[TM] 2.x Operating System, via telnet or rlogin (any pseudo-tty based connection). 

# telnet felix
Trying AAA.BBB.CCC.82...
Connected to felix.
Escape character is '^]'.
telnetd: could not grant secondary pty.
Connection closed by foreign host.

# rlogin felix
rlogind: could not grant secondary pty.
Connection closed.



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