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RCP attempts prompts for a password

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frederick hannah
Super Advisor

RCP attempts prompts for a password

HPUX 11.11 environment - Server A's .rhosts files allows me to rcp/rlogin to other HPUX machines with no effort, but i added another server to the file and I cant rlogin to it without going through the password prompt, etc. This server is on the same network as the other servers that are "rlogin-ready" Any suggestions?
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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor
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Re: RCP attempts prompts for a password

You've got it exactly backwards.

SERVERA's .rhosts files allows you to login to SERVERA **FROM** other machines.

If you want to rlogin from SERVERA **TO** other machines, then you need to add SERVERA to the .rhosts file on those other servers.

# man rhosts

for details.
frederick hannah
Super Advisor

Re: RCP attempts prompts for a password

Sorry if I misspoke. On Server A and Server B, I have each other in the .rhosts files. Server B does allow me to rlogin to Server B, but I cant rlogin from Server A to Server B.
frederick hannah
Super Advisor

Re: RCP attempts prompts for a password

You were correct. thanks for the extra brain-power.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: RCP attempts prompts for a password

Can't see the system names.
Can't see what's in the ".rhosts" files.
Can't see the owner+group+permissions on the
".rhosts" files.
Can't see which user is doing the work.
Can't see the actual commands used.
Not psychic.
Can't do more than blind speculation.
Don't enjoy blind speculation.