[Beowulf] passwordless rsh/ssh

David Mathog mathog at mendel.bio.caltech.edu
Wed Jun 22 12:46:44 PDT 2005

> Yes.  What does /etc/hosts.deny have in it?  ALL: ALL ?

It's empty (private subnet, so why not?)

/etc/hosts.allow has:


> Also, rsh runs usually from xinetd.  in /etc/xinetd.d there should be an 
> rsh, rlogin, and rexec file.  Do any of these have the word "yes" in the 
> disable field?

rexec is yes, rsh and rlogin are no.  So I did the experiment: changed
rexec to "no" as well, restarted xinetd.  Nope  the rsh -l form
still fails.  Put rexec back the way it was.

It's an odd bug, rsh works for "fred", "sally", or "root", just not
root -> fred or sally -> fred via rsh -l, when both of those
work going to Solaris.

Anybody know where the home page for rsh-server is?  Maybe 0.17-13
is old and the current version (not available from Mandrake updates)
has this fixed?


David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech

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