<Michael Vilain <vilainspamcop.net>> wrote in message
news:vilain-7BE013.02522911082004comcast.dca.giganews.com...finger may also be instructive, the hostname that finger shows is what is> In article <dd6f280a.0408102331.5f6d8fbbposting.google.com >,
> [email]moo_glee[/email] (Moo) wrote:
>>> > Hi -- I have two SUN servers and many linux clients.
> > I have added a few of the hosts in my .rhosts file, that includes both
> > the SUn servers and a few linux clients -- so as understood I can rsh
> > from any of these systems without being prompted for passwd to any
> > other machines. This works fine if I
> > 1. Login from linux to linux clients
> > 2. Sun to Sun machines
> > 3. Sun to linux machines
> > But when I rsh from 'linux machines that are in .rhosts to any of the
> > Sun servers' it prompts for a password.
> > I have no clue why there is a problem. Is it that SUN or linux
> > systems needs any specific 'pam' library.
> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> > regards
> > -Moo
> when you rsh from a linux machine to a sun server, provide a password,
> you'll get a shell. What's displayed when you type
> who am i
> at the shell? Is the hostname displayed in the remote system's .rhosts
> DeeDee, don't press that button! DeeDee! NO! Dee...
needed it .rhosts
sometimes the fully qualified DNS is needed, and sometimes not.
The other point is that the .rhosts file can be a security risk. ssh is