rsh but no rcp as root

Bigby Findrake bigby at
Mon Apr 17 20:04:52 UTC 2006

In /etc/pam.d/rsh, in the auth line with, make sure you have 
"allow_root" as on option, like this:

auth            required           no_warn allow_root

On Fri, 14 Apr 2006, Roger Williams wrote:

> I have a machine using FreeBSD 6.0 which wont let me rcp as root.  I can rsh
> as root or rcp as another user but no rcp as root.  I have several 4.10
> machines that work fine as well as a 6.0 machine with no issues.
> My .rhosts(chmod 600) file is in place as well as the hosts.equiv file, and
> inetd is starting all the needed damons, hence the logins as other users and
> my rsh connections.  Any Ideas...Im stumped.
> Roger
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