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How to secure remote access (.rhosts) on AIX

Posted on 2011-09-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I am new to AIX. I wonder how to make remote access (.rhosts) secure. Please help
Question by:cismoney
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woolmilkporc earned 1000 total points
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The only way to make it secure is disabling it. Use ssh instead.

To disable .rhosts access go to "smitty inetdconf", choose "Remove an inetd Subserver",
select "shell" and hit Enter.
Repeat this for "exec".

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chsubserver -r inetd -C /etc/inetd.conf -d -v login -p tcp
refresh -s inetd

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OK, I forgot:

Repeat the "smitty inetdconf" steps I gave you above for "login" as well.
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Hi wmp :)
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Hi Papertrip! LTNS!

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