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I installed by yum the latest rsh package ( because on my linux machine rsh and rcp binaries not exists )

 # yum install rsh

so I verified by:

rpm -qa | grep -i rsh


then I reboot my linux machine - red-hat 6.4

and try to do the following tests

# rsh localhost
  connect to address ::1: Connection refused


 rcp localhost:/etc/hosts /tmp
 rcmd: localhost: Connection reset by peer

in my machine .rhosts and /etc/hosts.equiv not exists ( not sure if rsh installation VIA yum should create them ? )

please advice what the next steps that I need to do in order to solve this issue ?

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Is there a good reason for using rsh (and not ssh)? – Janne Pikkarainen Jul 8 '14 at 11:21
I not have ssh server on remote machine -(: – maihabunash Jul 8 '14 at 11:22

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To be honest, I've never used rsh (only SSH). I am under the impression the rsh server is not started / listening to connection properly.

  1. Is the server process running

ps aux | grep rsh

Note: "ps aux" will list all processes. You should have a line with "rsh".

  1. Is the process listening to TCP/514

ss -t -l

Note: Display all tcp socket which are listening. You should have one for port 514. I use "ss" which is the replacement of netstat. I am not sure if it is installed on your Red Hat.

Finally, here is a tutorial I found. It seems like you might need to edit the configuration file to enable the daemon.

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I get this from my machine --> ps aux | grep rsh root 2172 0.0 0.0 103236 860 pts/0 S+ 14:51 0:00 grep rsh – maihabunash Jul 8 '14 at 11:51
btw - I was in burn before 10 years – maihabunash Jul 8 '14 at 11:53
maihabunash: The output you have is the "grep" command running with the argument rsh. If you only have this line, when you don't have a process rsh started. Check the link I posted... it should be helpful. – Alex Jul 8 '14 at 12:23
I do all the steps according to the link and still not have the proccess – maihabunash Jul 8 '14 at 12:40

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