Bug 8410

Summary: RSH and/or RCP Dies
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: wayne.e.fordyce
Component: rshAssignee: Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>
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Description wayne.e.fordyce 2000-01-12 17:22:56 UTC
While accessing my Linux PC over ethernet from a Solaris x86 box via rsh
and rcp commands, after 10 to 20 such commands the Linux host stops
responding.  Looking in /var/log/messages I see an entry like this:

inetd[PID]: rsh/tcp server failing (looping), service terminated.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-12 22:08:59 UTC
If the commands are successful, then this is a problem with the number of
connections per second. Inetd turns off services that are spawning
"too fast". The fix is to add a rate parameter in inetd.conf.

Something like
    shell   stream  tcp     nowait.256  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  in.rshd
should fix. Please reopen this bug if not.