rshd vs 5.4

Kövesdán Gábor gabor.kovesdan at
Fri Jul 29 22:10:46 GMT 2005

hal wrote:

> Trying to connect to my new backup server running 5.4 using rsh fails.
> It worked well on my old backup server running 4.7 P25.
> inetd.conf has the /usr/libexec/rshd line un-commented.
> hosts.allow permits the remote host to connect to rshd.
> The rsh file in /etc/pam.d has been patched by hand and looks good.
> The message I am getting after some timeout period is:
> Connection refused
> It appears that inetd, which is running by the way, is not starting  
> rshd.
> Can anyone give me a pointer or two to get this thing working?
> hal

Unfortunately, I don't know the solution for your problem, but I'm 
really intersted what's the point in using rshd? SSH is more common and 
it is secure. Security is not necessary in a trusted subnet, but sshd 
would suffice your needs. And FreeBSD is shipped with a working sshd 
configurations, what You have to do is only enabling it in rc.conf.


Gábor Kövesdán

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