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Mathematica asking for passwords, but why ???

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  • Subject: [mg29779] Mathematica asking for passwords, but why ???
  • From: David Kirkby <REMOOVE_THIS_drkirkby at>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 20:35:55 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

	I have Mathematica 4.02 installed on my Sun SPARCstation 20. If I log
onto the console, or remotely using ssh or telnet, the machine knows
I've already installed the passwords and works fine when I run the
command line version of Mathematica (math).

If instead I log in, using the telnet plugin of a programme called
which allows one to remotely administer unix systems using a web
browser, math does not realise the passwords are installed, and so asks
for them. I can't see how mathematica knows the difference between this
and a standard telnet session. All the file systems are mounted, the
passwords are accessable,  and every other command seems to work exactly
as if I were loging in via telnet, or on the console. 

Any suggestions ? 
Dr. David Kirkby Ph.D,
email: REMOOVE_THIS_drkirkby at 
former email address: davek at
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Amateur radio callsign: G8WRB

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