Unable to do a RSH from Windows to Unix using domain account

Recently we got a case where customer was unable to run RSH command from Windows RSH client to an AIX RSH server. The error message was “Permission denied”. For RSH client, there is not much of setting that needs to be done on the Windows side. SUA SDK was installed. Also checked the inetd.conf file…

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Executing Win32 commands in RSH - revisited

In my last post; the execution of Win32 commands through RSH was considered. Although the method discussed works seamlessly, it can be very cumbersome if you already have a script that used to work in *NIX environment and now porting that to the Windows environment. The *NIX style commands are available in different location of…

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Executing Win32 commands in RSH

Very often we get requests to setup environment where client will connect to Windows RSH server and the execute Windows commands in single line. In most if these scenarios; customers will report that this setup was working with SFU 3.5 and RSH; and now broken on Windows 2003 R2.   First of all, there is…

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RSH on Windows - revisited

There are differences between Windows RSH and Interix RSH; I discussed RSH on SUA here. Windows RSH only supports etc/hosts.equiv mechanism, although it is called as  %windir%system32\drivers\etc\.rhosts. It has system wide implication.  It doesn’t support/accept the fully qualified windows name syntax (ie domainName\userName ) in all situations. Windows RSH allow the name in “-l name” option…

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RSH and RCP on Windows 2008

    RSH and RCP on Windows 2008 You may face issues while using RSH and RCP in Windows 2008.  Analyzing the network trace will reveal that RSH has trim down the username while sending the query.  As a result the RSH authentication fails.  One workaround to this issue is to download Services for Unix…

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