Option -D will be removed in RHEL-6 because -a is sufficient. This change
requires release notes
please advise if i got the following release note correctly (for RHEL5.1 release
rsh cannot function properly if IP addresses cannot be resolved to hostnames.
You need to use the -a option when running rsh in such an environment.
This change won't be in RHEL5. This is bug for RHEL6 because I will drop -D
option in RHEL6. So no release note is needed for RHEL5.1
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
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In the end, due compatibility reasons, rshd accepts -D parameter but it has no effect. This bug can be considered as fixed.