SUMMARY: Can't run rdist as root

Date: Fri Nov 29 1996 - 14:01:35 CST

mjewison writes:
> I have two SunOS4.1.3 machines at different locations (on different
> subnets). I have added the fully qualified domain name of the other
> machine to the /.rhosts file on each. Both machines make use of
> /etc/hosts.deny and /etc/hosts.allow and access is allowed from both
> subnets for each machine. Although many of the internet services in
> /etc/inetd.conf have been disabled, rsh still runs.
> Whenever I try to do a rdist from one machine to the other (as root) I
> get a "Connection refused" message from the destination machine. I
> had thought I had configured everything properly, but apparently not.
> If anyne has any suggestions as to what I've done wrong, I'm all ears.

All I have to say is thank goodness it's the US Thanksgiving Day
holiday weekend, because that kept the number of replies to a minimum.
After I had posted my original message, I realized that after making
the appropriate changes to /etc/inetd.conf I had it in my mind to
restart the "init" process, not the "inetd" process. I issued a -HUP
to inetd and rdist now works.

Sigh. A mind *IS* a terrible thing to waste.

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