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Old 05-30-2003, 09:35 AM   #1
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how to make and rsh to work in linux

Currently we have got 20 linux intel boxes.

[u01pmcc1@u060mcc1 u01pmcc1]$ uname -a
Linux u060mcc1 2.4.18-18.7.xsmp #1 SMP Wed Nov 13 19:01:42 EST 2002 i686 unknown

I need help in setting up rsh and rcp on these boxes.
I tried like this.

The sell for the logins is /bin/bash

I created .rhosts file in the home directories.

On one linux server(u060mcc1) I have the follwoing .rhosts file
-rw------- 1 u01pmcc1 db2adm 36 May 30 10:26 .rhosts

cat .rhosts

u060ms18 u01pms18
u060mcc1 u01pmcc1

On the second linux server(u060ms18) I have the following.
-rw------- 1 u01pms18 db2adm 36 May 30 10:27 .rhosts

cat .rhosts

u060mcc1 u01pmcc1
u060ms18 u01pms18

But when I issue any rcp command I get the following

[u01pms18@u060ms18 u01pms18]$ rcp text u060mcc1:/home/u01pmcc1
Permission denied.

Can someone tell me, what else we need to accomplish both rcp and rsh on linux boxes.

Old 05-30-2003, 10:17 AM   #2
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rsh is very insecure, you might consider using ssh (secure shell) as a remote login method
Old 05-30-2003, 01:01 PM   #3
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It's fine with me. But I would like to know what is that we need to setup inorder to make ssh to work.
I mean, I want to make both rcp , rsh/ssh to work.
Old 05-30-2003, 01:04 PM   #4
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Just install the ssh server and ssh client on the machines they are needed on. That should just about to it. If you want to have passwordless logins then I can give you info on that too.
Old 06-02-2003, 01:33 PM   #5
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Thaks for the info, I forwared this info to our linux system adminstrator. After he installs, I will test and let you know the progress.

Jagadis Dara
DBA Cincinnati
Old 06-24-2003, 01:58 PM   #6
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I am running software (not by choice) that requires rsh with root across my LAN.

It is on an issolated section of the LAN so it isn't TOTALLY open.

Tried computer name in /root/.rhost and have 400 permissions on the file.
running redhat 7.3



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