Re: rshd problems

From: Daniel Webb (
Date: Sun Mar 24 2002 - 04:02:55 CET

More on this problem:

Even though I have not changed the "shell" line in /etc/inetd.conf and it
looks correct to me (it just executes /usr/sbin/in.rshd), the
/var/log/daemon.log file creates a line like:

<date here> mulinux rshd[3089]: usage rshd [-ahlLn]

each time I try to rsh a command from the other computer. It seems to be
saying that is it being run with unknown command options, but the
inetd.conf file doesn't even have any command options for it.

 On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Daniel Webb wrote:

> I have mulinux 13r0 with the SRV add-on. I have my laptop and my desktop
> connected via ethernet. Telnet seems to work fine (telnet from desktop to
> laptop which is running mulinux), but the follow occurs:
> >rsh
> rcmd: short read
> >rsh "ls -al /"
> poll: protocol failure in circuit setup
> I have searched Google, and some sources say this is a problem with the
> network setup:
> Note: if you use rsh and get "poll: protocol failure in
> circuit setup", this means that
> the reverse connection for the stderr channel is filtred somewhere
> in your network.
> I have also tried using rsh with the -d option, but this doesn't seem to
> do anything. Why does telnet work but not rsh?
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