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I want to backup file systems /dev/dsk/c0t1d0sX (where X=0,3) from my Sun workstation running Solaris 7 onto a tape drive /dev/st0 on a Dell server running Red Hat 7.2. Both systems are on a LAN here in my home. What is the appropriate command? The Sun has root and user login privileges on the Dell using either ssh or telnet.
The dump started, but intermingled with the dump information, the Dell asked for a password. I tried to type it in, but was unable to do so. This time the message said something about a "broken pipe" and "The ENTIRE dump is aborted".
Then, on the Dell, I put the following lines into the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file (before the Host * entries), and restarted ssh, in the hopes that I could keep the Dell from insisting on a password, but to no avail.
The dell is still looking for a password, which I cannot seem to enter.
Sorry I haven't gotten back to this thread for a while. My Linux server has had memory failures again. So, I was unable to work on this problem.
Could someone help me with pablob's advice "you have to allow 'shell' service in inetd.conf on the remote machine and temporarily allow .rhosts".
By remote machine, I believe pablob means the Linux server that has the tape drive that I want to use to backup the Sun files. It appears to have 'shell' service turned on, since I find the following entry in /etc/inet/inetd.conf:
rhosts, hosts.equiv - trusted remote users or hosts
The per user .rhosts and the per system hosts.equiv files can be used to allow users to use rlogin or rsh without a password. The remote login services first check the system wide /etc/hosts.equiv file and then the ~user/.rhosts of the intended user. Both files contain lines of one of two forms:
The first form tells that any user from host is allowed to login to this system under the same name. The second form allows ruser from host to login.
The .rhosts file is checked to be owned by user or root, and only its owner may be able to write it.
Create these two files (/etc/hosts.equiv & /root/.rhosts or /etc/.rhosts ) and place inside this line:
YES. It's a plus, then a tab and then another plus.
When you end backup DELETE THIS TWO FILES IMMEDIATLY
Why ? Security risk. Open doors.