Can't start rshd
dgw at liwest.at
Wed Feb 11 08:31:31 PST 2004
On Tuesday 10 February 2004 01:17, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Daniela <dgw at liwest.at> writes:
> > On Monday 09 February 2004 14:43, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> > > Daniela <dgw at liwest.at> writes:
> > > > I'm having problems starting rshd. I tried it on two different
> > > > computers (yes, I know about the security risks, but the port is
> > > > firewalled off). I can't use alternatives because some software I'm
> > > > using depends on it.
> > > >
> > > > The error is: It terminates with status 1 and sets errno to 38
> > > > (ENOTSOCK) = Socket operation on non-socket. It fails on the
> > > > following function call: getpeername(0, (struct sockaddr *)&from,
> > > > &fromlen)
> > > >
> > > > I'm no expert, but it looks like this can't work. Is this a bug, or
> > > > is my installation faulty? BTW, I'm starting rshd with no arguments.
> > >
> > > You're not starting it with a socket, like it expects.
> > > Normally, rshd(8) is started from inetd.conf(5).
> > But I tried starting it from inetd. When I did a `ps ax` after reboot, it
> > wasn't there.
> You mean inetd wasn't there?
> You wouldn't expect rshd to be there;
> that's the whole point of inetd...
Ah yes, I should have known it, I already have 14 server ports open :-)
But it didn't work until I also enabled rlogind. It doesn't say that it needs
rlogind, and if I hadn't looked with a packet sniffer I would have never
known. The manpage doesn't say that rshd needs to be started from inetd
either. That's rather poor documentation. Perhaps I should file a PR.
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