Bug 8410 - RSH and/or RCP Dies
Summary: RSH and/or RCP Dies
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rsh
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-01-12 17:22 UTC by wayne.e.fordyce
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-12 22:08:54 UTC

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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.

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