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Re: Why does rsh still work?

On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 05:57:33PM -0500, Mike M wrote:
> On my Debian 3 sparc machine there is no rshd running and there is no shell 
> or login entry in /etc/inetd.conf.  There is an sshd process.  I am still 
> able to rsh in from a Debian 3 i386 machine.  From a RH6.1 I get connection 
> refused when I try to rsh to the Debian 3 sparc machine.  
> On the Rh6.1 machine in /etc/inetd.conf I commented out the shell and login 
> entries and restarted inetd.  The Rh6.1 machine has SSH2 sshd running.  I can 
> still rsh into the RH machine from the Debian 3 i386.

rsh's an indirect symlink to ssh on Debian unless you have the
rsh-client package installed. That probably explains it.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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