Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 33479
The "rsh-server" package has a mistake in its "/etc/xinetd.d/rexec" file.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:24 EDT
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The "/etc/xinetd.d/rexec" file that comes with the "rsh-server" package has
a mistake in it. The line "server = /usr/sbin/in.rlogind" should be
changed to "server = /usr/sbin/in.rexecd".
If this line is not corrected; then you're using the wrong server, and
rexec connections will seem to hang and do nothing.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install "rsh-server-0.17-2.2.i386.rpm".
2. Enable the rexec server.
3. Try to rexec into the machine. Try something simple, like "rexec
Actual Results: As expected, it prompts you for a password.
After entering the password, it just sits there and seems to hang.
(You can at least break the connection.)
Expected Results: As expected, it prompts you for a password.
After entering the password, it quickly executes the command specified.
(In my example, it would show a directory listing.)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18107 ***