Bug 115395 - rsh doesn't work from Unix to Linux and from Linux to Linux
Summary: rsh doesn't work from Unix to Linux and from Linux to Linux
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rsh   
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-02-11 21:44 UTC by Sunil Talreja
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-08 10:20:25 UTC
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Description Sunil Talreja 2004-02-11 21:44:35 UTC
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Description of problem:
on Linux box (linux1) did the following things.

1. Verified rsh service is on.
2. created .rhosts file in /home/testuser. contents of file are as 
+ testusr
3. Created entry in /etc/hosts for another linux box and unix host.

On Unix box or another Linux box I am loged in as testuser and I type

rsh linux1 date
Get the error message: permission denied.

I opened up ticket with Redhat Tech support and they were able to 
reproduce the same error and din't have the solution.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rsh-0.17-5 & rsh-server-0.17-5.  Kernal 2.4.9-e.27smp

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Make sure rsh service is running on linux box
2.create .rhosts entry on above linux box
3.create entry in /etc/hosts file on above linux box
4.Go to different box and login as same user as above linux box
5. type rsh linux1(name of above linux box) date.
6. You will get error permission denied.


Actual Results:  Permission denied

Expected Results:  current date and time

Additional info:

Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2004-02-13 15:34:15 UTC
There is an errata pending for rsh for AS2.1, although i am not sure
if it fixes your problem.

Preliminary binaries can be downloaded here:


These packages have not gone through QA yet, but have been tested by
myself on a local box and worked fine.

If you want to you can give them a shot and let me know if they fix
your problem.


Read ya, Phil

Comment 2 Karel Zak 2005-09-08 10:20:25 UTC
No response. NEEDINFO -> CANTFIX

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