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rsh taking too much time

Mike_811
Advisor

rsh taking too much time

Hi,
when using a simple rsh command for a specific user (for instance : rsh host ls), the command hangs for something like one minute and then execute.
Any idea where the pb can come from ?
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: rsh taking too much time

Shalom,

Almost always name resolution.

Put an entry for the target and source in /etc/hosts and that should speed up the execution nicely.

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Mike_811
Advisor

Re: rsh taking too much time

Thanks for the reply
But the hostname is already available in /etc/hosts
A ping is immediate.
It's a very strange behaviour because it only occurs with a specific user.
Wouter Jagers
Honored Contributor

Re: rsh taking too much time

Is the user's profile executed when issuing an rsh command ? Something fishy inthere maybe ?

What happens when this particular user tries to log in to this machine ?

Just a hunch..

Cheers,
Wout
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Mike_811
Advisor

Re: rsh taking too much time

Found the pb.
Too many non available entries in the .rhosts file of the user.
Thanks anyway for your help
Mike_811
Advisor

Re: rsh taking too much time

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John Collier
Esteemed Contributor

Re: rsh taking too much time

Silly question(s):

What happens when the same user tries to get into the remote system via SSH?

Further more, why would you still be using RSH for anything?
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