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  • Blog Post: 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 3.5...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: PrincipalDomain needs to be changed to enable non admin local users to do RSH on member server

    Recently we got an issue reported, where non admin local user were unable to do RSH from member server. Below were our observation based on our testing: As per our testing on lab machines, we found that the issue was coming when we were logged in as a non-admin local account The error message...
  • Blog Post: 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...