Login command fails and closes connection

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I’m trying to execute the login command but it fails. As root (via SSH) I get: root@server:~# login Connection to closed. The SSH connection is closed. In a “physical” TTY the session is closed and I go back to the login screen. As a regular user using sudo: bilbax@server:~$ sudo login Password: [1]+ Stopped sudo login Just before this bug appeared, I tried to use the login command as usual, it worked, it asked for the password. I typed it wrong, I retried, but the command froze. I tried ^C, without success. So, as root, I executed killall login; d (HowTos)