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rsh, rlogin etc give permission denied.

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When issuing an rsh command to a Linux 2.0.29 machine I keep
getting Permission Denied.
I have a .rhosts file with the correct machine/user added
I have these line in my /etc/inetd.conf
shell  stream  tcp  nowait  root  /usr/sbin/tcpd  in.rshd -L
login  stream  tcp  nowait  root  /usr/sbin/tcpd in.rlogind
exec   stream  tcp  nowait  root  /usr/sbin/tcpd in.rexecd

I can ping, telnet etc so tcp is configured correctly.
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by:pc012197
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Does rlogin work?
What's in your /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny?
Give us an example entry from your .rhosts file.
Is DNS set up correctly (so the hostnames in .rhosts are resolved correctly)?

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by:dksayers
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rlogin works after prompting me for a password.
I have no entries in /etc/hosts.allow or /etc/hosts.deny. My
~/.rhosts file (600 permission, owned by me) contains entries in the form:
machine      myname
eg:
odtdev      daryl
I also have the machine name I wish to give access to in my /etc/hosts.equiv.
There is no DNS running on this machine. My DNS is operating
correctly on another machine.
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Try using a full qualified machine name, like

odtdev.your.site daryl

If that doesn't work, try using the ip number instead of the machine name

123.45.6.7 daryl

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by:dksayers
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bash-2.00$ ping homer.stone.oz.au
PING homer.stone.oz.au (192.168.169.14): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.169.14: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=2.4 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.169.14: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=1.3 ms

--- homer.stone.oz.au ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 1.3/1.8/2.4 ms
bash-2.00$ rsh homer ls -la
Permission denied.
bash-2.00$ rsh homer.stone.oz.au ls -la
Permission denied.
bash-2.00$ rsh 192.168.169.14 ls -la
Permission denied.
bash-2.00$ rsh homer.stone.oz.au -l daryl ls -la
Permission denied.
bash-2.00$ rsh homer -l daryl ls -la
Permission denied.

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by:pc012197
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I meant: Put the FQDN and/or the IP number in your .rhosts file.

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Thats the one. I did need to reboot for some reason but it all seems to work now.
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