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I added Linux boxes to /etc/hosts.equiv and .rhosts file for rsh connectivity to an HP box. I am able to do rsh as root from Linux to HP. But if I run in a root shell as different user connection times out. Any reason?

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rsh -l <username> <hostid> "hostname" –  kadeshpa Apr 7 '10 at 13:21

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Try running rsh with the "-l" option to specify username or try

rsh user@hostname

If you don't it will default to the user you are currently logged in as.

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Also, obligatory finger-wagging about using ssh instead of rsh. WAGWAG* –  Cory J Apr 6 '10 at 22:51
Cannot use ssh for its complicated to set up in our environment. –  kadeshpa Apr 7 '10 at 13:22
I don't see how ssh could be more complicated to set up than rsh... Thankfully, those are not my servers. –  Hubert Kario Oct 2 '10 at 19:56

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