SUMMARY: Could not grant slave pty error

dave cain (
Fri, 20 Feb 1998 09:13:55 -0500

On Feb 19, I wrote:
> Solaris 2.5.1 running on Sparc 20.
> When I have 14 ptys in use I can no longer telnet or rlogin
> to my system with the following errors:
> telnetd: could not grant slave pty.
> rlogind: could not grant slave pty.

David Harte <> came up with the answer:
>SRDB ID: 16271
>SYNOPSIS: "could not grant slave pty" error when connecting via telnet
> or rlogin
>A user gets the following error message when attempting to connect to a
>Solaris 2.x host via telnet or rlogin (any pseudo-tty based connection).
>felix # telnet felix
>Connected to felix.
>Escape character is '^]'.
>telnetd: could not grant slave pty.
>Connection closed by foreign host.
>felix #
>felix # rlogin felix
>rlogind: could not grant slave pty.
>Connection closed.
>felix #
>It is possible that the /dev/pts symbolic links to the /devices/pseudo
>files are missing or corrupt.
>Running /usr/sbin/devlinks or performing a reconfiguration boot,
>using boot -r, will recreate the symbolic links.
>PRODUCT AREA: Gen. Network
>PRODUCT: General Services
>SUNOS RELEASE: Solaris 2.x

It worked. Thanks Dave.

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